Race and Manifest Destiny by Reginald Horsman
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Race and Manifest Destiny
By Reginald Horsman

Race and Manifest Destiny

The Origins of American Racial Anglo-Saxonism

By (author) See other recent books by Reginald Horsman
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $66.00
Your Price: $59.40 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.60! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.97 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Race and Manifest Destiny by Reginald Horsman

Book Description

American myths about national character tend to overshadow the historical realities. Mr. Horsman's book is the first study to examine the origins of racialism in America and to show that the belief in white American superiority was firmly ensconced in the nation's ideology by 1850. The author deftly chronicles the beginnings and growth of an ideology stressing race, basic stock, and attributes in the blood. He traces how this ideology shifted from the more benign views of the Founding Fathers, which embraced ideas of progress and the spread of republican institutions for all. He finds linkages between the new, racialist ideology in America and the rising European ideas of Anglo-Saxon, Teutonic, and scientific ideologies of the early nineteenth century. Most importantly, however, Horsman demonstrates that it was the merging of the Anglo-Saxon rhetoric with the experience of Americans conquering a continent that created a racialist philosophy. Two generations before the "new" immigrants began arriving in the late nineteenth century, Americans, in contact with blacks, Indians, and Mexicans, became vociferous racialists. In sum, even before the Civil War, Americans had decided that peoples of large parts of this continent were incapable of creating or sharing in efficient, prosperous, democratic governments, and that American Anglo-Saxons could achieve unprecedented prosperity and power by the outward thrust of their racialism and commercial penetration of other lands. The comparatively benevolent view of the Founders of the Republic had turned into the quite malevolent ideology that other peoples could not be "regenerated" through the spread of free institutions.

Buy Race and Manifest Destiny book by Reginald Horsman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780674948051
ISBN-10: 067494805X
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1986
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Race and Manifest Destiny book by Reginald Horsman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Reginald Horsman close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close