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The Monroe Doctrine and United States National Security in the Early Twentieth Century

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alex Bryne
    Pages 1-18
  3. Alex Bryne
    Pages 19-44
  4. Alex Bryne
    Pages 45-92
  5. Alex Bryne
    Pages 93-129
  6. Alex Bryne
    Pages 131-169
  7. Alex Bryne
    Pages 201-208
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 209-246

About this book

Introduction

This book demonstrates that during the early twentieth century, the Monroe Doctrine served the role of a national security framework that justified new directions in United States foreign relations when the nation emerged as one of the world’s leading imperial powers. As the United States’ overseas empire expanded in the wake of the Spanish-American War, the nation’s decision-makers engaged in a protracted debate over the meaning and application of the doctrine, aligning it to two antithetical core values simultaneously: regional hegemony in the Western Hemisphere on the one hand, and Pan-Americanism on the other. The doctrine’s fractured meaning reflected the divisions that existed among domestic perceptions of the nation’s new role on the world stage and directed the nation’s approach to key historical events such as the acquisition of the Philippines, the Mexican Revolution, the construction of the Panama Canal, the First World War, and the debate over the League of Nations.

Keywords

Foreign policy Informal empire Latin America Spanish-American War Liberty Republicanism Regional hegemony Pan-Americanism Anti-colonialism Walter Lippmann

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.NottinghamUK

About the authors

Alex Bryne is a historian of United States foreign relations. He received his PhD from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2017 and has published research articles in Diplomacy & Statecraft and the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Monroe Doctrine and United States National Security in the Early Twentieth Century
  • Authors Alex Bryne
  • Series Title Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
  • Series Abbreviated Title Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43431-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-43430-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-43433-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-43431-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 246
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics US History
    Modern History
    World History, Global and Transnational History
    Political History
    Diplomacy
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