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Agents of manifest destiny : the lives and times of the filibusters / by Charles H. Brown.


Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1980] .
ISBN 0807813613

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Subjects États-Unis -- Expansion territoriale.
États-Unis -- Histoire -- 1849-1877.
Filibusters.
Flibustiers.
Manifest Destiny.
Messianisme américain.
Militarism -- United States -- History.
Militarism.
Militarisme -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Political messianism -- United States.
Political messianism.
Territorial expansion.
United States -- History -- 1849-1877.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
United States.
Description xi, 525 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 489-502) and index.
Contents The prototypical filibusters -- The pearl of the Antilles : The whetted appetite for territory. Plots that failed to hatch. Defeat and death in Cuba. Filibusters in the Campaign of 1852. Franklin Pierce : expansionist president. Antic American diplomacy -- El Dorado in Mexico : Expeditions to Mexico. William Walker : special agent of destiny. The conquest of Lower California. -- The golden transit of Nicaragua : To unite the two great oceans. The year of the filibusters, 1855. Expeditions to Nicaragua. Walker victorious : forming a government. The Costa Rican war against Walker. The dictator of Nicaragua. The allied war against the filibusters. Walker in defeat : surrender at Rivas. The years of frustration. The last expedition : death in Honduras -- The later history of filibusterism.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4638114
(OCoLC)ocm04638114
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Brown, Charles H. 1910-1993.
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