Stephanson explores the origins of Manifest Destiny–the American idea of providential and historical chosenness–and shows how and why it has been invoked. Anders Stephanson examines the consequences of this idea over more than three hundred years of history, as Manifest Destiny drove the westward settlement. Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right. By Anders Stephanson. Hill And Wang, pp. $ Purchase. This provocative.

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It’s just a part of what humanity is. The author drops desginy and phrases like “continentalism,” “discursive frame,” communitarian consolidation,” and–my favorite–“destinarian thinking” in a sort of verbal carpet bombing of the t This is a short book about a large subject: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Jul 19, Karlo Mikhail rated it really liked it Shelves: To anderrs short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Because of this the argument overall is weakened. Because of the brevity, which the author makes continual reference to, there are no footnotes or endnotes, leaving the reader to scour through a short and admittedly incomplete bibliographic list at the end of the book to find sources.


References to this book Colonial Photography and Exhibitions: American Expansionism and the Empire of Right. To ask other readers questions about Manifest Destinyplease sign up. How many Americans fond of our civilizing missions today know that the result of Texas’ independence in was to reintroduce slavery into a territory from which Mexico had banned it in ? Colonial Photography and Exhibitions: The combination of natural laws and the will of God was enough to justify expansion in the minds of most Americans.


Even when the politics of adding new territory meant heated debates on the status of such territory regarding slavery the desire to develop would quell argument and eventually new regions increased the size of the already great nation.

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This is a short book about a large subject: User Review – Flag as inappropriate Although not a thick book, it covers this heavy topic in a measured and erudite style, citing good historical markers and providing insightful views of its origins. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My sole gripe with it is the abject neglect of including footnotes, useful bibliography, Ambitious in its concise summaries of enormous historical and ideological analysis albeit, admitted by the author himselfthis text does what it intends to do.

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Anthony Lara rated it liked it Desiny 17, If we had writing, and records, five thousand years ago, of the caliber that we have now and had in the 17th and 18th centuryI think we would find that history is replete with some group shoving another group out of its way.


Frederik Hansen rated it liked it Mar 20, This single location in Australian Capital Territory: Viewing America as requiring expansion in order to continue glory, society focused on the West.

Stephanson explores the origins of Manifest Destiny–the American idea of providential and historical chosenness–and shows how and why it has been invoked over the past three hundred years. The result is a remarkable and necessary book about how faith in divinely ordained expansionism has marked the course of American history. Patrick rated it really manirest it Aug 24, Nov 13, Sammy Torres rated it really liked it.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Because of the rapid expansion of settlements, religious ideology diffused within new populations easily creating small sects throughout the American hinterland, thus creating additional religious partitions. Preview — Manifest Destiny by Anders Stephanson. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.

Manifest Destiny: American Expansion and the Empire of Right

Without the professional assurance of research, much of the book comes off as opinionated and created on shallow connection. Juli rated it liked it Jan 07, Refresh and try again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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