9781591145295-1591145295-Pacific Gibraltar: U.S.-Japanese Rivalry Over the Annexation of Hawaii, 1885-1898 (ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy)

Pacific Gibraltar: U.S.-Japanese Rivalry Over the Annexation of Hawaii, 1885-1898 (ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy)

ISBN-13: 9781591145295
ISBN-10: 1591145295
Author: Morgan, William Michael
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781591145295
ISBN-10: 1591145295
Author: Morgan, William Michael
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Morgan, William Michael wrote Pacific Gibraltar: U.S.-Japanese Rivalry Over the Annexation of Hawaii, 1885-1898 (ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy) comprising 384 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1591145295 and 9781591145295. Since then Pacific Gibraltar: U.S.-Japanese Rivalry Over the Annexation of Hawaii, 1885-1898 (ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Based a sweeping re-evaluation of new and existing sources in three countries, Pacific Gibraltar is the first detailed account in a generation of Hawaiian annexation, the initial episode of U.S. overseas imperialism. The book clarifies murky episodes in the story of annexation, such as U.S.S. Boston's mysterious return to Honolulu just in time to land troops during the Hawaiian Revolution, President Cleveland's failed attempt to restore Queen Lili'uokalani, and the growing threat to the white rebel government from burgeoning Japanese immigration.

Though the U.S. annexed Hawai'i during the Spanish-American War of 1898, Hawaii was not a war spoil like the Philippines. Rather annexation was an old idea. It emerged not only from ideological and economic motives but above all from a quarter century of maturing appreciation for Hawaii's importance to defense of the west coast. When Tokyo's push to secure voting rights for its nationals scared the white oligarchy into restricting the inflow of Japanese, triggering a nasty dispute between the two countries in early 1897, the U.S. rushed to protect the strategic isles. When Japan deployed warships to Honolulu and formally opposed annexation, even before the McKinley administration endorsed it, the U.S. completed the first war plans against Japan and authorized the Navy to use force against Japanese landing parties. The Japan-U.S. crisis of 1897 put annexation on the front burner and created the votes that would pass a joint resolution of annexation the following year.

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