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Author Hunt, Michael H
Title Arc of Empire : America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012
©2012
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Note Cover -- Contents -- INTRODUCTION: Four Wars and the Problem of Empire -- 1 THE PHILIPPINES, 1899-1902: The Imperial Impulse Unleashed -- 2 JAPAN, 1941-1945: Securing Dominance -- 3 KOREA, 1950-1953: Dominance Challenged -- 4 VIETNAM, 1965-1973: Dominance Undone -- CONCLUSION: Empire and Aftermath -- Notes -- Guide to the Historical Literature -- Acknowledgments -- Sources of Illustrations -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Although conventionally treated as separate, America's four wars in Asia were actually phases in a sustained U.S. bid for regional dominance, according to Michael H. Hunt and Steven I. Levine. This effort unfolded as an imperial project in which military power and the imposition of America's political will were crucial. Devoting equal attention to Asian and American perspectives, the authors follow the long arc of conflict across seventy-five years from the Philippines through Japan and Korea to Vietnam, tracing along the way American ambition, ascendance, and ultimate defeat. They show how these wars are etched deeply in eastern Asia's politics and culture.The authors encourage readers to confront the imperial pattern in U.S. history with implications for today's Middle Eastern conflicts. They also offer a deeper understanding of China's rise and Asia's place in today's world
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hunt, Michael H. Arc of Empire : America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press,c2012 9780807835289
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.;Korean War, 1950-1953.;Vietnam War, 1961-1975.;Asia -- History, Military -- 20th century.;United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.;Asia -- Strategic aspects -- History -- 20th century.;Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902
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Alt Author Levine, Steven
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