ISBN-10:
0312677057
ISBN-13:
9780312677053
Pub. Date:
11/18/2016
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
American Empire at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: A Brief History with Documents

American Empire at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: A Brief History with Documents

by Kristin L. Hoganson
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Touching upon key themes like race, citizenship, civilization, democracy, cross-cultural encounter, and self-determination, American Empire at the Turn of the Twentieth Century takes you through a pivotal era in US history through primary documents and an assortment of sources.

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ISBN-13: 9780312677053
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 871,216
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface vii

List of Maps and Illustrations xvii

Part 1 Introduction: The United States in an Age of Empire 1

American Empire 1

The Imperial World System 3

1898 in the Larger Sweep of Time 5

Expanding Interests 8

The Golden Age of Missions 9

Crisis in Cuba 10

Why Did the United States Intervene in the Cuban-Spanish War? 12

U.S. Intervention in Cuba 13

Puerto Rico 15

Hawai'i 16

Intervention in the Philippines 17

Conduct of the War in the Philippines 20

Government in the Philippines 22

Beyond the Philippines 25

Empire at Home 26

The Imperial Origins of Our Own Global Age 27

Part 2 The Documents 33

1 The United States in an Age of Empire 35

1 What Do We Want of San Domingo?, 1871 Frederick Douglass 35

2 Uncle Sam's Show, 1893 Frederick Burr Opper 37

3 The White Man's Burden, 1899 Victor Gillam 38

4 We Have Much to Learn in Africa Today, 1899 John Elfreth Watkins Jr. 40

5 Let Them Learn a Lesson from Great Britain, 1905 Isabel Gonzalez 42

6 Ownership of Materials and Men in the Darker World, 1915 W. E. Burghardt Du Bois 44

7 Not One Person of Color Had a Vote, 1920 Charles T. Magill 46

2 Missionary Endeavors 49

8 The Women of Heathen Lands Need the Gospel, 1890 Mary Margaret W. Leitch 49

9 The "Missionary Party" Took the Law into Its Own Hands, 1898 Queen Liliuokalani 52

10 I Had Been Uprooted from My Mother, Nature, and God, 1900 Zitkala-Ša [Gertrude Simmons] 55

11 The Missionaries Have Some Twenty Guns, 1900 Edwin H. Conger 58

3 Co-opting the Cuban Revolution 60

12 For the Good of America and the World, 1895 José Marti Maximo Gómez 60

13 We Must Act!, 1898 John M. Thurston 62

14 The New England Woman Suffrage Association, Women Can and Do Fight, 1898 65

15 A Tutelage Imposed by Force of Circumstances, 1899 Máximo Gómez 67

16 The People of the Island of Cuba Are, and of Right Ought to Be, Free and Independent, 1898 Henry M. Teller 68

17 The United States May Exercise the Right to Intervene, 1901 Elihu Root Orville Piatt 70

4 Military Conduct 72

18 The Public Promptly Christened Us the "Rough Riders," 1899 Theodore Roosevelt 72

19 Colored Officers or No Colored Soldiers, 1900 Presley Holliday 76

20 I Have Really Enjoyed the Hardships, the Excitement, the Change, 1901 John Clifford Brown 78

21 They Were Brandishing Bolos and Clubs and Yelling like Devils, 1931 G. E. Meyer 81

22 They Held Him under the Faucet 1902 Edward J. Davis 84

23 I Hated Those Blue-Eyed Foreign Devils, 1961 Carlos P. Romulo 86

5 The Case for Taking and Holding the Philippines 90

24 Doing Our Duty by Them, 1899 William McKinley 90

25 The Man Must Be Glad to Do a Man's Work, 1899 Theodore Roosevelt 92

26 The Pacific Is Our Ocean, 1900 Albert J. Beveridge 96

27 The Philippines for the Filipinos, 1915 William Howard Taft 99

6 Objections to U.S. Philippine Policy 102

28 The Right of the Filipinos to Their Self-Government, 1899 Felipe Agoncillo 102

29 They All Breathe an Utter Contempt "for the Niggers," 1899 Julius F. Taylor 104

30 Colonies Are Not Necessary for the Expansion of Trade, 1899 Carl Schurz 105

31 Is This the Gospel of Jesus?, 1900 Joseph Henry Crooker 108

32 What Are We Going to Do with These Additional Millions of Negroes?, 1900 Varina Davis 110

7 Colonial Governance 112

33 Licentious and Lawless Conduct in Guam, 1900 Richard P. Leary 112

34 A Territory Appurtenant and Belonging to the United States, 1901 Henry Billings Brown 113

35 Porto Rico Enslaved, 1905 Roberto H. Todd et al. 116

36 Clean Bodies and Clean Clothes, 1907 H. C. Theobald 118

37 The Filipinos Are like Children, 1908 Edith Moses 121

38 The Truth about the Conquest of Haiti, 1920 James Weldon Johnson 124

8 Race Making in Colonial Contexts 128

39 U.S. Statistics Bureau. Wages in Hawaii, 1899 128

40 The "Tribes" in the Philippines, 1900 Sixto Lopez 130

41 If Possible Take the Following Six Measurements, 1901 David P. Barrows 133

42 With the Americans You Must Be White!, 1912 Louis S. Meikle 135

43 Ostuna, An Indian in Spite of Myself, 1932 J. J. Juan José] 137

9 Commercial Interests 141

44 Opportunities in Africa, 1892 Ida B. Wells-Barnett 141

45 Placing the Customhouses beyond the Temptation of Insurgent Chieftains, 1905 Theodore Roosevelt 143

46 The United States Has about $750,000,000 Invested in Mexico, 1909 William English Carson 146

47 All That Remained of Them Were Several Acres of Bones, 1913 William T. Hornaday 149

48 The United Fruit Company Is More Than a Corporation, 1914 Frederick Upham Adams 151

Appendixes: A Chronology of U.S. Imperialism in the Caribbean and the Pacific (1844-1999) 155

Questions for Consideration 159

Selected Bibliography 161

Index 167

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