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The Resource Manifest destiny's underworld : filibustering in antebellum America, Robert E. May

Manifest destiny's underworld : filibustering in antebellum America, Robert E. May

Label
Manifest destiny's underworld : filibustering in antebellum America
Title
Manifest destiny's underworld
Title remainder
filibustering in antebellum America
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. May
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This fascinating study sheds new light on antebellum America's notorious "filibusters"--The freebooters and adventurers who organized or participated in armed invasions of nations with whom the United States was formally at peace. Offering the first full-scale analysis of the filibustering movement, Robert May relates the often-tragic stories of illegal expeditions into Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and other Latin American countries and details surprising numbers of aborted plots, as well. May investigates why thousands of men joined filibustering expeditions, how they were financed, and why the U.S. government had little success in curtailing them. Surveying antebellum popular media, he shows how the filibustering phenomenon infiltrated the American psyche in newspapers, theater, music, advertising, and literature. Condemned abroad as pirates, frequently in language strikingly similar to modern American denunciations of foreign terrorists, the filibusters were often celebrated at home as heroes who epitomized the spirit of Manifest Destiny. May concludes by exploring the national consequences of filibustering, arguing that the practice inflicted lasting damage on U.S. relations with foreign countries and contributed to the North-South division over slavery that culminated in the Civil War."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
May, Robert E
Dewey number
973.5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.7
LC item number
.M25 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Filibusters
  • Political culture
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Manifest destiny's underworld : filibustering in antebellum America, Robert E. May
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narciso Lopez's predecessors -- Harry Maury's America -- America's second sin -- John Goddard's lesson -- Samuel Hay's puzzlement -- Francis Smith's integrity -- New York's visitors -- State Department's albatross -- Judge Campbell's nightmare
Control code
48754029
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 426 pages
Isbn
9780807827031
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001059831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Manifest destiny's underworld : filibustering in antebellum America, Robert E. May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narciso Lopez's predecessors -- Harry Maury's America -- America's second sin -- John Goddard's lesson -- Samuel Hay's puzzlement -- Francis Smith's integrity -- New York's visitors -- State Department's albatross -- Judge Campbell's nightmare
Control code
48754029
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 426 pages
Isbn
9780807827031
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001059831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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