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Pacific Historical Review (2017) 86 (1): 114–152.
Published: 01 February 2017
... future. Indeed, some of the more ambitious migrants were even hostile to U.S. expansion, for they longed for a western republic of their own. Ultimately, Americans who traveled west did not ascribe to the idea of the United States’ Manifest Destiny but instead were seeking their own individual destinies...
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Pacific Historical Review (2017) 86 (1): 18–49.
Published: 01 February 2017
... factions used geographic and spatial arguments not only to support and condemn varied expansionist visions, but also to justify disunion and secession. © 2017 by the Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association 2017 expansion secession manifest destiny territory space geography...
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Pacific Historical Review (2017) 86 (1): 4–17.
Published: 01 February 2017
... western settlers themselves. The notion of manifest destiny reflects few of these complexities. The authors argue that manifest destiny was a partisan idea that emerged in a context of division and uncertainty intended to overawe opponents of expansion. Only in the early twentieth century, as the United...