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The Resource The diplomacy of involvement : American economic expansion across the Pacific, 1784-1900, David M. Pletcher

The diplomacy of involvement : American economic expansion across the Pacific, 1784-1900, David M. Pletcher

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The diplomacy of involvement : American economic expansion across the Pacific, 1784-1900
Title
The diplomacy of involvement
Title remainder
American economic expansion across the Pacific, 1784-1900
Statement of responsibility
David M. Pletcher
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation Like its predecessor, this important new work is focused on the connection between trade and investment on the one hand and U.S. foreign policy on the other. David Pletcher describes the trade of the United States with the Far East, the islands of the Pacific, and the northwest coast of North America from 1784 (the year of the first American trading expedition to China) to 1844 (the year of the first trade treaty with China, followed immediately by the U.S. acquisition of Oregon and California). He then traces the growth of trade and investment in Alaska, Hawaii, and the South Pacific from 1844 to 1890 and proceeds to do the same for China, Japan, and Korea. In the ensuing chapters, Pletcher covers the 1890s, including the annexation of Hawaii, the Sino-Japanese War, the acquisition of the Philippines, and the Open Door policy in China. He concludes that the American expansion across the Pacific and into the Far East was not a deliberate, consistent drive for economic hegemony but a halting, experimental, improvised movement, carried out against determined opposition and indifference and dotted with setbacks and failures. Providing his own judgments about the wisdom and effectiveness of America's new endeavors, Pletcher summarizes the problems and handicaps involved, demonstrating that errors of the twentieth century were at least partly the result of poor preparation in the 1880s and 1890s. Touching on every place where Americans undertook significant economic activity, The Diplomacy of Involvementwill be an important aid for seasoned scholars, as well as an excellent introduction for the novice
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Pletcher, David M
Dewey number
337.7309
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HF1456.5.P3
LC item number
P56 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Pacific Area
  • United States
  • Pacific Area
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic History
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Commercial policy
  • International economic relations
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Pacific Area
  • United States
  • Wirtschaftsbeziehungen
  • Außenpolitik
  • Pazifischer Raum
  • Economische betrekkingen
  • Buitenlandse betrekkingen
  • Commerce
  • Business & Economics
  • International Commerce
  • USA
Label
The diplomacy of involvement : American economic expansion across the Pacific, 1784-1900, David M. Pletcher
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-368) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- I: THE PACIFIC AND THE FAR EAST AS FIELDS FOR EXPANSION, 1784-1890: The Chinese magnet and the Pacific distances -- Alaska: commercial gateway or dead end? -- Hawaii: sugar and strategy? -- The Southwest Pacific: illusion overcomes reality -- China I: four hundred million customers -- China II: the promoter's dream, the racist's nightmare -- Japan: the sincerest flattery -- Korea: the beginning of political involvement -- II: ECONOMIC EXPANSION BECOMES POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT, 1890-1900: The East Asia cockpit of the 1890s -- Contradictions in the Pacific -- The catalyst of war -- Unfinish business and new directions -- Conclusion: The diplomacy of involvement
Control code
56424855
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 379 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826213150
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56424855
Label
The diplomacy of involvement : American economic expansion across the Pacific, 1784-1900, David M. Pletcher
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-368) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- I: THE PACIFIC AND THE FAR EAST AS FIELDS FOR EXPANSION, 1784-1890: The Chinese magnet and the Pacific distances -- Alaska: commercial gateway or dead end? -- Hawaii: sugar and strategy? -- The Southwest Pacific: illusion overcomes reality -- China I: four hundred million customers -- China II: the promoter's dream, the racist's nightmare -- Japan: the sincerest flattery -- Korea: the beginning of political involvement -- II: ECONOMIC EXPANSION BECOMES POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT, 1890-1900: The East Asia cockpit of the 1890s -- Contradictions in the Pacific -- The catalyst of war -- Unfinish business and new directions -- Conclusion: The diplomacy of involvement
Control code
56424855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 379 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826213150
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56424855

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