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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 39. The United States as Peacemaker
Chapter 39. The United States as peacemaker

The Spanish-American War of 1898 (Chapter 29) and the U.S. intervention in the Boxer Rebellion of 1899–1901 (Chapter 31) are typically viewed as turning points marking America’s abandonment of the policy of isolationism and its bold entry onto the international stage as a bidder for world power. While the twentieth century saw intervals of renewed isolationist sentiment, ...

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