Global dawn [electronic resource] : the cultural foundation of American internationalism, 1865-1890 / Frank Ninkovich.

Author
Ninkovich, Frank A., 1944- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2009.
Description
1 online resource (441 p.)

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Why did the United States become a global power? Frank Ninkovich shows that a cultural predisposition for thinking in global terms blossomed in the late nineteenth century, making possible the rise to world power as American liberals of the time took a wide-ranging interest in the world. Of little practical significance during a period when isolationism reigned supreme in U.S. foreign policy, this rich body of thought would become the cultural foundation of twentieth-century American internationalism.
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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English
Contents
  • Introduction: Culture and causality
  • A global civilization
  • Culture, commerce, and diplomacy : creating an international identity
  • Europe I : republican mirages
  • Europe II : barbarian survivals
  • The one and the many : race, culture, and civilization
  • The promise of local equality : assimilating African- Americans, Chinese, and Native Americans
  • Beyond Orientalism : explaining other worlds
  • Empire and civilization
  • International politics
  • The future of international relations
  • Conclusion: Culture as capability.
ISBN
0-674-05437-7
OCLC
  • 648757480
  • 979588447
Doi
  • 10.4159/9780674054370
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