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Setting the Trap

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reviews the development of an informal American empire in the circum-Caribbean. Formal imperialism was off the table once it became clear that Congress could not be trusted to support ... More


America’s Settler Empire at the End of the Frontier

Paul Frymer

in Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, as the nation began to think of an overseas empire with the potential of going beyond the settler model. It first ... More


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