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Race and America's Immigrant Press
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Robert M. Zecker
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

This book is open access and available on It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. Race was all over the immigrant newspaper week after week. As early as the 1890s the papers of the largest Slovak fraternal societies covered lynchings in the South. While somewhat sympathetic, these articles nevertheless enabled
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Stuart Creighton Miller
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984-09-10 - Publisher: Yale University Press

"American acquisition of the Philippines in 1898 became a focal point for debate on American imperialism and the course the country was to take now that the Western frontier had been conquered. U.S. military leaders in Manila, unequipped to understand the aspirations of the native revolutionary movement, failed to respond
Murder and Madness
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Matthew G. Schoenbachler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-13 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

The "Kentucky Tragedy" was early America's best known true crime story. In 1825, Jereboam O. Beauchamp assassinated Kentucky attorney general Solomon P. Sharp. The murder, trial, conviction, and execution of the killer, as well as the suicide of his wife, Anna Cooke Beauchamp—fascinated Americans. The episode became the basis of
Debating American Exceptionalism
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: F. Hilfrich
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-26 - Publisher: Springer

The Spanish-American War focused not only on foreign policy, but also on the nation's very essence and purpose. At the heart of this debate was a consensus on American nationalism. This book explains why the belief in exceptionalism still serves as the basis of American nationalism and foreign policy even
Atrocity and American Military Justice in Southeast Asia
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Louise Barnett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-21 - Publisher: Routledge

Using individual judicial proceedings held within war-time Southeast Asia, this book analyses how the American military legal system handled crimes against civilians and determines what these cases reveal about the way that war produces atrocity against civilians.