The American Empire
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The American Empire

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  • THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
    • By
    • SCOTT NEARING
      • Author of "Wages in the United States" "Income" "Financing the Wage-Earner's Family" "Anthracite" "Poverty and Riches," etc.
        • NEW YORK THE RAND SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 7 EAST 15TH STREET 1921
        • All rights reserved
        • Copyright, 1921, by the Rand School of Social Science
        • First Edition, January, 1921 Second Edition, February, 1921
      • NEW YORK THE RAND SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 7 EAST 15TH STREET 1921
      • All rights reserved
      • Copyright, 1921, by the Rand School of Social Science
      • First Edition, January, 1921 Second Edition, February, 1921
    • Author of "Wages in the United States" "Income" "Financing the Wage-Earner's Family" "Anthracite" "Poverty and Riches," etc.
      • NEW YORK THE RAND SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 7 EAST 15TH STREET 1921
      • All rights reserved
      • Copyright, 1921, by the Rand School of Social Science
      • First Edition, January, 1921 Second Edition, February, 1921
    • NEW YORK THE RAND SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 7 EAST 15TH STREET 1921
    • All rights reserved
    • Copyright, 1921, by the Rand School of Social Science
    • First Edition, January, 1921 Second Edition, February, 1921
    • CONTENTS
      • PART I WHAT IS AMERICA?
      • PART II THE FOUNDATIONS OF EMPIRE.
        • A. The Conquest of America.
        • B. Plutocracy.
      • A. The Conquest of America.
      • B. Plutocracy.
      • PART III MANIFEST DESTINY.
      • PART IV THE UNITED STATES—A WORLD EMPIRE.
      • PART V THE CHALLENGE TO IMPERIALISM.
      • INDEX
    • PART I WHAT IS AMERICA?
    • PART II THE FOUNDATIONS OF EMPIRE.
      • A. The Conquest of America.
      • B. Plutocracy.
    • A. The Conquest of America.
    • B. Plutocracy.
    • PART III MANIFEST DESTINY.
    • PART IV THE UNITED STATES—A WORLD EMPIRE.
    • PART V THE CHALLENGE TO IMPERIALISM.
    • INDEX
  • The American Empire
    • I. THE PROMISE OF 1776
      • 1. The American Republic
      • 2. The Yearning for Liberty
      • 3. Government of the People
      • 4. The Source of Authority
      • 5. The American Tradition
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1. The American Republic
    • 2. The Yearning for Liberty
    • 3. Government of the People
    • 4. The Source of Authority
    • 5. The American Tradition
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • II. THE COURSE OF EMPIRE
      • 1. Promise and Fulfillment
      • 2. The Characteristics of Empire
      • 3. The Preservation of Empire
      • 4. The Price of Empire
      • 5. The Universality of Empire
      • 6. The Evolution of Empire
      • 7. The United States and the Stages of Empire
    • 1. Promise and Fulfillment
    • 2. The Characteristics of Empire
    • 3. The Preservation of Empire
    • 4. The Price of Empire
    • 5. The Universality of Empire
    • 6. The Evolution of Empire
    • 7. The United States and the Stages of Empire
    • III. SUBJUGATING THE INDIANS
      • 1. The Conquering Peoples
      • 2. The First Obstacle to Conquest
      • 3. Getting the Land
      • 4. The Triumph of the Whites
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1. The Conquering Peoples
    • 2. The First Obstacle to Conquest
    • 3. Getting the Land
    • 4. The Triumph of the Whites
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • IV. SLAVERY FOR A RACE
      • 1. The Labor Shortage
      • 2. The Slave Coast
      • 3. The Slave Trade
      • 4. Slavery in the United States
      • 5. Slavery for a Race
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1. The Labor Shortage
    • 2. The Slave Coast
    • 3. The Slave Trade
    • 4. Slavery in the United States
    • 5. Slavery for a Race
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • V. THE WINNING OF THE WEST
      • 1. Westward, Ho!
      • 2. The Southwest
      • 3. Texas
      • 4. The Conquest of Mexico
      • 5. Conquering the Conquered
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1. Westward, Ho!
    • 2. The Southwest
    • 3. Texas
    • 4. The Conquest of Mexico
    • 5. Conquering the Conquered
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VI. THE BEGINNINGS OF WORLD DOMINION
      • 1. The Shifting of Control
      • 2. Hawaii
      • 3. The Spanish-American War
      • 4. The Philippines
      • 5. Imperialism Accepted
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1. The Shifting of Control
    • 2. Hawaii
    • 3. The Spanish-American War
    • 4. The Philippines
    • 5. Imperialism Accepted
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VII. THE STRUGGLE FOR WEALTH AND POWER
      • 1. Economic Foundations
      • 2. Every Man for Himself
      • 3. The Struggle for Organization
      • 4. Capitalist against Capitalist
      • 5. The Investment Banker
      • 6. The Cohesion of Wealth
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1. Economic Foundations
    • 2. Every Man for Himself
    • 3. The Struggle for Organization
    • 4. Capitalist against Capitalist
    • 5. The Investment Banker
    • 6. The Cohesion of Wealth
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • VIII. THEIR UNITED STATES
      • 1. Translating Wealth into Power
      • 2. The Wealth of the United States
      • 3. Ownership and Control
      • 4. The Avenues of Mastery
      • 5. The Mastery of Job-Ownership
      • 6. The Ownership of the Product
      • 7. The Control of the Surplus
      • 8. The Channels of Public Opinion
      • 9. The Control of Political Machinery
      • 10. It is "Their United States"
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1. Translating Wealth into Power
    • 2. The Wealth of the United States
    • 3. Ownership and Control
    • 4. The Avenues of Mastery
    • 5. The Mastery of Job-Ownership
    • 6. The Ownership of the Product
    • 7. The Control of the Surplus
    • 8. The Channels of Public Opinion
    • 9. The Control of Political Machinery
    • 10. It is "Their United States"
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • IX. THE DIVINE RIGHT OF PROPERTY
      • 1. Land Ownership and Liberty
      • 2. Security of "Acquisitions"
      • 3. Safeguarding Property Rights
      • 4. Property Rights and Civilization
        • Personal Incomes by Sources—1917
      • Personal Incomes by Sources—1917
      • 5. Plutocracy
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1. Land Ownership and Liberty
    • 2. Security of "Acquisitions"
    • 3. Safeguarding Property Rights
    • 4. Property Rights and Civilization
      • Personal Incomes by Sources—1917
    • Personal Incomes by Sources—1917
    • 5. Plutocracy
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • X. INDUSTRIAL EMPIRES
      • 1. They Cannot Pause!
      • 2. The Knotty Problem of Surplus
      • 3. "Undeveloped Countries"
      • 4. The Great Investing Nations
      • 5. The American Home Field
      • 6. Leaving the Home Field
      • 7. Building on Foreign Resources
      • 8. Manufacturing and Marketing Abroad
      • 9. International Business and Finance
      • 10. The National City Bank
      • 11. Onward
    • 1. They Cannot Pause!
    • 2. The Knotty Problem of Surplus
    • 3. "Undeveloped Countries"
    • 4. The Great Investing Nations
    • 5. The American Home Field
    • 6. Leaving the Home Field
    • 7. Building on Foreign Resources
    • 8. Manufacturing and Marketing Abroad
    • 9. International Business and Finance
    • 10. The National City Bank
    • 11. Onward
    • XI. THE GREAT WAR
      • 1. Daylight
      • 2. Plutocracy in the Saddle
      • 3. Making the Plutocracy Be Good
      • 4. "Preparedness"
      • 5. Patriots
      • 6. Business in Control
      • 7. Economic Winnings
      • 8. Winnings in the Home Field
      • 9. The Run of the World
      • 10. Victory
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1. Daylight
    • 2. Plutocracy in the Saddle
    • 3. Making the Plutocracy Be Good
    • 4. "Preparedness"
    • 5. Patriots
    • 6. Business in Control
    • 7. Economic Winnings
    • 8. Winnings in the Home Field
    • 9. The Run of the World
    • 10. Victory
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XII. THE IMPERIAL HIGHROAD
      • 1. A Youthful Traveler
      • 2. An Imperial People
      • 3. A Place in the Sun
      • 4. The Will to Power
      • 5. Imperial Purpose
      • 6. Advertising Imperialism
      • 7. Manifest Destiny
      • 8. The Open Road
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1. A Youthful Traveler
    • 2. An Imperial People
    • 3. A Place in the Sun
    • 4. The Will to Power
    • 5. Imperial Purpose
    • 6. Advertising Imperialism
    • 7. Manifest Destiny
    • 8. The Open Road
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • XIII. THE UNITED STATES AS A WORLD COMPETITOR
      • 1. A New World Power
      • 2. The Resources of the United States
      • 3. The Capital of the United States
      • 4. Products of the United States
      • 5. Shipping
      • 6. Wealth and Income
      • 7. The Economic Position of the United States
    • 1. A New World Power
    • 2. The Resources of the United States
    • 3. The Capital of the United States
    • 4. Products of the United States
    • 5. Shipping
    • 6. Wealth and Income
    • 7. The Economic Position of the United States
    • XIV. THE PARTITION OF THE EARTH
      • 1. Economic Power and Political Authority
      • 2. Dividing the Spoils
      • 3. Italy, France and Japan
      • 4. The Lion's Share
      • 5. Half the World—Without a Struggle
    • 1. Economic Power and Political Authority
    • 2. Dividing the Spoils
    • 3. Italy, France and Japan
    • 4. The Lion's Share
    • 5. Half the World—Without a Struggle
    • XV. PAN-AMERICANISM
      • 1. America for the Americans
      • 2. Latin America
      • 3. Economic "Latin America"
      • 4. American Protectorates
        • Fortune in Sugar
      • Fortune in Sugar
      • 5. The Appropriation of Territory
      • 6. The Logical Exploiters
      • FOOTNOTE:
    • 1. America for the Americans
    • 2. Latin America
    • 3. Economic "Latin America"
    • 4. American Protectorates
      • Fortune in Sugar
    • Fortune in Sugar
    • 5. The Appropriation of Territory
    • 6. The Logical Exploiters
    • FOOTNOTE:
    • XVI. THE AMERICAN CAPITALISTS AND WORLD EMPIRE
      • 1. The Plutocrats Must Carry On
      • 2. Training Imperialists
      • 3. The Logical Goal
      • 4. Eat or Be Eaten
      • 5. The Capitalists and War
      • 6. The Imperial Task
    • 1. The Plutocrats Must Carry On
    • 2. Training Imperialists
    • 3. The Logical Goal
    • 4. Eat or Be Eaten
    • 5. The Capitalists and War
    • 6. The Imperial Task
    • XVII. THE NEW IMPERIAL ALIGNMENT
      • 1. A Survey of the Evidence
      • 2. The New International Line-Up
      • 3. The Yellow Peril
      • 4. The British and the American Empires
      • 5. The Next Incident in the Great War
      • 6. The Imperial Task
      • 7. Continuing the Imperial Struggle
      • 8. Again!
    • 1. A Survey of the Evidence
    • 2. The New International Line-Up
    • 3. The Yellow Peril
    • 4. The British and the American Empires
    • 5. The Next Incident in the Great War
    • 6. The Imperial Task
    • 7. Continuing the Imperial Struggle
    • 8. Again!
    • XVIII. THE CHALLENGE TO IMPERIALISM
      • 1. Revolutionary Protest
      • 2. Outlawing Bolshevism
      • 3. The New Europe
      • 4. The Challenge
      • 5. The Real Struggle
    • 1. Revolutionary Protest
    • 2. Outlawing Bolshevism
    • 3. The New Europe
    • 4. The Challenge
    • 5. The Real Struggle
    • XIX. THE AMERICAN WORKER AND WORLD EMPIRE
      • 1. Gains and Losses
      • 2. The Workers' Business
      • 3. The British Workers
      • 4. The Long Trail
      • 5. The New Germany
      • 6. The Price
      • 7. A Way Out
      • FOOTNOTE:
        • THE END
      • THE END
    • 1. Gains and Losses
    • 2. The Workers' Business
    • 3. The British Workers
    • 4. The Long Trail
    • 5. The New Germany
    • 6. The Price
    • 7. A Way Out
    • FOOTNOTE:
      • THE END
    • THE END
    • INDEX.
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