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When the Eagle Screamed: The Romantic Horizon in American Expansionism, 18001860 Paperback – April 15, 2000
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William H. Goetzmann is a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian who has authored and edited more than a dozen volumes. Before his retirement he was the Jack S. Blanton Chair in American Studies and History at the University of Texas, Austin.
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This is a wonderful compendium of Manifest Destiny from the Adams-Onis Treaty and the Monroe Doctrine to the fur trade, the War with Mexico, and the California gold rush. Rather than focusing solely on internal developments, Goetzmann integrates external impacts into the story line as well. Thus the reader is treated to the impact of the various filibusterers, the impact on Latin American relations, the impact of our relationships in the Pacific Rim and most important the continual intriguing and rivalry with France and Great Britain.
This is a much needed macro study of the sixty years it took for the United States to grow from a fledgling republic to its emergence as a world power. No other nation completed this journey in such a short period of time. And no other nation has maintained its position with such complete dominance for so long a time. This is the story of how the United States emerged to not only fill a continent but to also embrace the world.