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The Dominion of War by Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton

The Dominion of War

The Dominion of War by Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton
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Nov 29, 2005 | 544 Pages
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Praise

“An imaginative retelling of American history from the point of view of empire and war by two very talented historians.” —Gordon S. Wood, author of The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

“A must read… Anderson and Cayton take off the blinders and show us what the past is really like.” —Vine Deloria, Jr., author of Custer Died for Your Sins

“This sweeping reinterpretation places war and empire where they should be – not as exceptions to the American past, but as central to it, and therefore to the United States today.” —Michael Sherry, author of In the Shadows of War: The United States Since the 1930s

“The most important book ever written on the connection between war and American expansion.  It should be required reading for our political leaders today…” —Don Higginbotham, author of The War of American Independence

“History in an ironic key, timely and provocative.” —Kirkus Reviews

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS vii

INTRODUCTION
A View in Winterix

CHAPTER ONE
Champlain’s Legacy: The Transformation of
Seventeenth-Century North America 1

CHAPTER TWO
Penn’s Bargain: The Paradoxes of Peaceable Imperialism 54

CHAPTER THREE
Washington’s Apprenticeship: Imperial
Victory and Collapse 104

CHAPTER FOUR
Washington’s Mission: The Making of an
Imperial Republic 160

CHAPTER FIVE
Jackson’s Vision: Creating a Populist Empire 207

CHAPTER SIX
Santa Anna’s Honor: Continental Counterpoint in
Republican Mexico 247

CHAPTER SEVEN
Grant’s Duty: Imperial War and Its Consequences Redux 274

CHAPTER EIGHT
MacArthur’s Inheritance: Liberty and Empire
in the Age of Intervention 317

CHAPTER NINE
MacArthur’s Valedictory: Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten 361

CONCLUSION
Powell’s Promise 409

NOTES 425

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 503

INDEX 507

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