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Debating American Exceptionalism

Empire and Democracy in the Wake of the Spanish-American War

Authors: Hilfrich, F.

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The Spanish-American War focused not only on foreign policy, but also on the nation's very essence and purpose. At the heart of this debate was a consensus on American nationalism. This book explains why the belief in exceptionalism still serves as the basis of American nationalism and foreign policy even in spite of more recent military failures.

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Fabian Hilfrich is Lecturer for American History at the University of Edinburgh.

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"This first-rate account focuses on the debate over the Philippines just after the Spanish-American War, examining the arguments, pro and con, concerning US imperialism. The book is particularly strong on matters of definition and organization. Highly recommended." - CHOICE


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hilfrich, Fabian

    Pages 1-12

  • Democracy and Freedom Abroad

    Hilfrich, Fabian

    Pages 13-37

  • Democracy and Exclusion: The Issue of Race

    Hilfrich, Fabian

    Pages 39-75

  • Roads to Utopia: Exceptionalism, Mission, and Principles

    Hilfrich, Fabian

    Pages 77-94

  • Democracy at Home: Democratic Sanction for Foreign Policy

    Hilfrich, Fabian

    Pages 95-118

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  • ISBN 978-1-349-35211-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Debating American Exceptionalism
Book Subtitle
Empire and Democracy in the Wake of the Spanish-American War
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39290-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230392908
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39289-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35211-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 279
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