Agents of Manifest Destiny: The Lives and Times of the Filibusters

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University of North Carolina Press, 1980 - History - 525 pages
During the 1850s the doctrine of Manifest Destiny sanctioned a popular movement in which adventurers sought to enlarge the nation's boundaries by military incursions into Latin American countries. Brown portrays the leaders of the expeditions and describes the filibuster movement as a part of larger affairs--the slavery issue, the Monroe Doctrine, the rivalry for commercial supremacy in the Caribbean, and the assertion by the United States of its claim to national greatness.

Originally published in 1980.

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PROLOGUE The Prototypal Filibusters
PART ONE The Pearl of the Antilles
The Whetted Appetite for Territory

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