Planting the American Flag: Twelve Men Who Expanded the United States Overseas Peter C. Stuart

ISBN: 9780786489312

Published: December 1st 2014

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Planting the American Flag: Twelve Men Who Expanded the United States Overseas  by  Peter C. Stuart

Planting the American Flag: Twelve Men Who Expanded the United States Overseas by Peter C. Stuart
December 1st 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 263 pages | ISBN: 9780786489312 | 6.56 Mb

A few sea captains, a couple of college professors, a battle-hardened general, a senator, a congressman, and a knavish adventurer: What could such men have in common? In addition to an eye upon the broader world and a streak of independence, each hadMoreA few sea captains, a couple of college professors, a battle-hardened general, a senator, a congressman, and a knavish adventurer: What could such men have in common?

In addition to an eye upon the broader world and a streak of independence, each had a vision of the United States as a model sovereign. All were part of an American effort to create an overseas empire - one that would avoid the mistakes of the European powers and redefine the face of imperialism. Beginning with the 1839 voyage of Captain Charles Wilkes that opened American relations with Samoa, here are biographies of 12 men instrumental in the incorporation of Americas five island dependencies. Besides Wilkes, it covers Richard W. Meade III, who negotiated the Samoa Treaty- Albert B.

Steinberger, premier of Samoa- Henry Glass, who took Guam for America- Nelson A. Miles, who led the 1898 invasion of Puerto Rico- B. F. Tilley, first governor of American Samoa- Joseph B. Foraker, first congressional overseer of Puerto Rico- William A. Jones, anti-imperialist and reformer- Frank McIntyre, military administrator of Americas holdings- Theodore Roosevelt Jr., governor of Puerto Rico- Paul M. Solomon, who inaugurated the acquisition of the Northern Mariana Islands in 1963.



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