Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations by Howard Jones

By Howard Jones

This e-book is a story historical past of America's international affairs from 1897 to the current that specializes in the foremost personalities and occasions from the William McKinley management via President George W. Bush.

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Then, during the summer of that year, a private British citizen working for China’s Customs Service, Alfred Hippisley, discussed the matter with his longtime friend in the United States, William Rockhill, who was an adviser on Asia and himself a friend of Secretary of State John Hay. Hippisley did not speak in any official capacity for his government in London, but he knew of its continued interest in China. Hippisley emphasized the commercial importance of the Open Door to both Britain and the United States, and he warned that continued outside penetration of China would undermine the Customs Service and lead to the partitioning of the huge country.

Any nation that conquers other peoples without assuring their independence was imperialist. S. rule that would culminate in a jungle war 6,000 miles from the United States. S. S. Constitution, and other great republican pronouncements in America’s history. S. involvement in the Philippines was costly and would lead to international rivalries over Asia. But despite the support of William Jennings Bryan (who had soured on expansionism, even for humanitarian reasons), Andrew Carnegie, Mark Twain, and other notables, the anti-imperialists were unable to muster enough support to reverse recent events.

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