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By Mark Joy

This new Seminar examine surveys the background of U.S. territorial enlargement from the tip of the yank Revolution till 1860.

The e-book explores the concept that of 'manifest future' and asks why, if enlargement was once 'manifest', there has been such competition to nearly each expansionist incident. taking note of key issues usually missed - Indian elimination and the U.S. executive land revenues coverage, the ebook appears to be like at either 'foreign' enlargement equivalent to the Louisiana buy in 1803, and the battle with Mexico within the 1840s and 'internal' growth as American settlers moved west .

Finally, the ebook addresses the latest historiographical traits within the topic and asks how americans have handled the expansionist legacy.

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