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The American Search for Opportunity 1865-1913: History of American Foreign Relations 2 (The Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations #2)
The American Search for Opportunity, 1865-1913 analyzes the period between the American Civil War and World War I (1865-1913) as the formative basis for twentieth-century American world power--"The American Century" as it has become known--and examines the "Imperial Presidency" that these roots produced. The extent of U.S. power was so great that it not only transformed Am ...more
Hardcover, 281 pages
Published September 24th 1993 by Cambridge University Press
(first published April 28th 1993)
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LaFeber’s portrait of post-Civil War America examines how a strong federal government and a new corporate capitalism helped pave the way for a much different America than compellation of farming communities that characterized the country in pre-Civil War times. LaFeber also charts how expanding economic power and the need for ever greater markets helped create the need for development of a larger navy, a more robust diplomatic corps, and began the trend of the strong presidency. LaFeber’s centra ...more