Stephanson explores the origins of Manifest Destiny–the American idea of providential and historical chosenness–and shows how and why it has been invoked. Anders Stephanson examines the consequences of this idea over more than three hundred years of history, as Manifest Destiny drove the westward settlement. Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right. By Anders Stephanson. Hill And Wang, pp. $ Purchase. This provocative.

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Hill and Wang, Preview — Manifest Destiny by Mmanifest Stephanson. Anders Stephanson, Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of History, specializes in 20th-century American foreign relations as well as history and theory.

McKinley regarded as “foreign dfstiny the temper and genius of this free and generous people. Choice and Chosenness, II. The position of being anti-slave state did not mean the desire of free and equal rights among men, but was more economical in nature. We kept records; it all began, and continued, in a time much closer to now than did, say, the Celts pushing the Romans out of France, or the Chinese pushing some other, smaller group out of the way.


President Clinton’s recent remarks in regard to Bosnia, that where America “can make a difference. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. It is simply something that our species does. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Destinies and Destinations, III. Phil from Oxfordand a Ph. The result is a remarkable and necessary book about how faith in divinely ordained expansionism has marked the course of American history.


Problems with this work are founded in its format. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. I’m not sure who the author was writing for: Billhotto rated it really liked it Apr 12, To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. With all of that said, the book manages to complete what it sets out to do.

While the note prior to the bibliography attempts to inspire readers to begin their own research following the route of this stepanson, it is very difficult to determine where certain ideas and even quotes came from.

Enlightenment thought of natural law and duty heavily influenced this ideology. You do mqnifest currently have access to this article.

The strength of this argument lies in its obvious historical base. Competition with the Europeans to gobble up the world as colonial powers led to the United States, in the words of Pat Buchanan, acting much more like an empire than a republic. Albert Beveridge’s claim, early in this century, that America’s imposition of its values overseas could be “nothing but a blessing to any people and any land.


Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right by Anders Stephanson

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However, with nationalism can sectionalism along religious, political. Among other histories on this subject, this work strives to create an argument that it was not only racial superiority that warranted expansion, but also rather religious principle manitest created a tradition, which could carry racial, intellectual and settling superiority through the process of founding new regions of the United States.

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