Against American Imperialism

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Did the imperialistic impulses of the late nineteenth century destroy America’s small r republican identity? Or was it merely a continuation of the Manifest Destiny ideology that had guided American expansionism since the Founding? Join us as we discuss Carl Schurz’s resonant 1899 speech “Against American Imperialism.”

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