• Summary
  • Contents

Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 31. The Boxer Rebellion (1899–1901)
Chapter 31. The Boxer rebellion (1899–1901)
At Issue

The Boxer Rebellion was the product of Chinese perceptions that foreign interests were causing the economic and political subjugation of China to the West. Militant radicals launched an uprising to expel all foreigners from the country.

The Conflict

In 1899 U.S. Secretary of State John Hay endorsed an “Open Door” policy toward China, which would give the United States, all European nations, and Japan equal access to ...

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