Habits of Empire

Thorough, enlightening, and well-sourced, this book explains the deep roots of American imperialism as no other has done.

Author: Walter Nugent

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307269493

Category: History

Page: 400

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Since its founding, the United States' declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this steady addition of territory instilled in the American people a habit of empire-building. From America's early expansions into Transappalachia and the Louisiana Purchase through later additions of Alaska and island protectorates in the Caribbean and Pacific, Nugent demonstrates that the history of American empire is a tale of shifting motives, as the early desire to annex land for a growing population gave way to securing strategic outposts for America's global economic and military interests. Thorough, enlightening, and well-sourced, this book explains the deep roots of American imperialism as no other has done.

Habits of Empire

Author: Walter T. K. Nugent

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1400042925

Category: History

Page: 387

View: 459

A history of American expansionism chronicles the country's accumulation of territory and global intervention from the Revolutionary War to the present day, examining the tension between the U.S. acting as both a republic and an empire.

The Habit of Empire

An account of General Juan de Oñate's expedition into New Mexico and the battle of Acoma, 1598.

Author: Paul Horgan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780598443854

Category: Acoma (N.M.)

Page: 112

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An account of General Juan de Oñate's expedition into New Mexico and the battle of Acoma, 1598.

Alexander s Empire

John Pentland Mahaffy, Arthur Gilman. able . A great deal of this depopulation
was caused by what may be called internal causes , constant wars , pestilence ,
and the habit among young men of living abroad as mercenaries . Yet even if all
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Author: John Pentland Mahaffy

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Category: Greece

Page: 323

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A Description of the Burmese Empire

It has been remarked that most of the youth of the Burmese Empire , put on the
habit of a Talapoin for the sake of their education , but it must not be thereby
supposed that they all become Talapoins . The greater part , after some years ,
throw ...

Author: Vincenzo Sangermano (Padre)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Burma

Page: 228

View: 368


History of the Consulate and the Empire of France Under Napoleon

The statesmen of the Empire , who were for the most part old revolutionists ,
disgusted with liberty , or ... genius and glory , and who under him had acquired
the habit of passive obedience , engendered by absolute authority ; these
persons felt ...

Author: Adolphe Thiers

Publisher:

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Category: France

Page:

View: 978


History of the Romans Under the Empire

In his personal habits and demeanour Augustus carefully distinguished between
the Imperator and the Princeps . He ' Lucan , i . 12 .: “ Bella geri placuit nullos
habitura triumphos . ” The opening lines of the Pharsalia deserve to be studied
from ...

Author: Charles Merivale

Publisher:

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Category: Rome

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An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire

The Nobility - Its Division by Peter into Fourteen Classes — Titles — Powers of
the Nobilitytheir Education and Habits - their Vassals - Attention to Manufactures -
the Clergy , Mer . chants , and Burghers — their Classification - the Three Guilds
 ...

Author: Robert Sears

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Russia

Page: 704

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The St James s Magazine and United Empire Review

The unconscious audacity which was one of the chief attributes of his character ,
supported him in a position in which another man of his age and habits would
have suffered an agony of self - consciousness , a torturing sense of his own ...

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India and the Gospel or an Empire for the Messiah With prefatory remarks by Rev T Archer

HABITS OF THOUGHT . 249 influences which , with inconceivable potency , are
even yet operating on it , we shall scarcely be induced to form high expectations .
Regeneration is not a physical , but a moral process . The Hindu is “ born again ...

Author: William Clarkson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 330

View: 923


The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East from the Earliest Times to the Suppression of the Sepoy Mutiny in 1859

No person well the clear country to the forest , and the reacquainted with the
condition of India , as a mains of villages are seen among the haunts whole , or
with the mental habits of the races of wild beasts . " * which people it , would
support ...

Author: Edward Henry Nolan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: British

Page:

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The masters , " he says , “ encouraged the marriage of their slaves ; * * * the
sentiments of nature , the habits of edu . cation , contributed to alleviate the
hardships of servitude . ” The children of slaves were the property of their master ,
who ...

Author: Edward Gibbon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page:

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The History of the Consulate and the Empire of Napoleon

159 the generality of nations nor that of history , and it of the ordinary tribunals ( of
which , in their opinion , could not overcome inveterate habit . The metrical the
danger was but slight ) ; they felt tranquillized system , after forty years of effort ...

Author: Adolphe Thiers

Publisher:

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Category: France

Page:

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The Byzantine and Greek empires pt 2 A D 1057 1453

After the time of Alexius , the firmest support of despotism in the Byzantine empire
was in the minds and habits of the Greek people , who from this period became
the dominant race at Constantinople . The government of the Roman empire , as
 ...

Author: George Finlay

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page:

View: 492


A History of Greece The Byzantine and Greek empires pt 2 A D 1057 1453

After the time of Alexius , the firmest support of despotism in the Byzantine empire
was in the minds and habits of the Greek people , who from this period became
the dominant race at Constantinople . The government of the Roman empire , as
 ...

Author: George Finlay

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page:

View: 562


The Chinese Empire

It does not signify here an act issued all at once by a legislative assembly to
inform a nation that , after a certain day , they will have to adopt new customs and
follow new principles , allowing always a reasonable time for change of habits
and ...

Author: Evariste Régis Huc

Publisher:

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Category: China

Page: 556

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China

Author: George Newenham Wright

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Category: China

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Civilizing Habits

Civilizing Habits explores the life stories of three French women missionaries--Philippine Duchesne, Emilie de Vialar, and Anne-Marie Javouhey--who crossed boundaries, both real and imagined, to evangelize far from France's shores.

Author: Sarah A. Curtis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199780266

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 416

Civilizing Habits explores the life stories of three French women missionaries--Philippine Duchesne, Emilie de Vialar, and Anne-Marie Javouhey--who crossed boundaries, both real and imagined, to evangelize far from France's shores. In so doing, they helped France reestablish a global empire after the dislocation of the Revolution and the fall of Napoleon. They also pioneered a new missionary era in which the educational, charity, and health care services provided by women became valuable tools for spreading Catholic influence across the globe. Philippine Duchesne traveled to former French territory in Missouri in 1818 to proselytize among Native Americans. Thwarted by the American policy of removing tribes even further west, she turned her attention to girls' education on the frontier. Emilie de Vialar followed French troops to Algeria after its conquest and opened missions throughout the Mediterranean basin in the mid-nineteenth century. Prevented from direct evangelization, she developed strategies and subterfuges for working among Muslim populations. Anne-Marie Javouhey evangelized among Africans in the French slave colonies, including a utopian settlement in the wilds of French Guiana. She became a rare Catholic proponent of the abolition of slavery and a woman designated a "great man" by the French king. Paradoxically, through embracing religious institutions designed to shield their femininity, these women gained increased authority to travel outside France, challenge church power, and evangelize among non-Christians, all roles more commonly ascribed to male missionaries. Their stories teach us about the life paths open to religious women in the nineteenth century and how both church and state benefitted from their initiative to expand the boundaries of faith and nation.

History of the Byzantine and Greek Empires

After the time of Alexius , the firmest support of despotism in the Byzantine empire
was in the minds and habits of the Greek people , who from this period became
the dominant race at Constantinople . The government of the Roman empire , as
 ...

Author: George Finlay

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: 668

View: 839


History of the Russian empire from its foundation to the accession of Alexander ii

The habits of private life , of un - were called into activity by Dmitri ' s neglect
restrained intercourse , and of commonplace of the national prejudices . These ,
once enassociations , form an incompetent prepara - couraged , were carried ...

Author: Henry Tyrrell (teacher of elocution.)

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