War Games: Richard Harding Davis And The New Imperialism John Seelye

ISBN: 9781558493728

Published: January 1st 2003

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341 pages


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War Games: Richard Harding Davis And The New Imperialism  by  John Seelye

War Games: Richard Harding Davis And The New Imperialism by John Seelye
January 1st 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 341 pages | ISBN: 9781558493728 | 6.73 Mb

An analysis of the beginnings of American imperial rhetoric- This is a study of the early writings of Richard Harding Davis, the premier American journalist of the 1890s, best remembered for his coverage of the Spanish-American War. The emphasis ofMoreAn analysis of the beginnings of American imperial rhetoric- This is a study of the early writings of Richard Harding Davis, the premier American journalist of the 1890s, best remembered for his coverage of the Spanish-American War. The emphasis of the book is on Daviss reporting - including several volumes of travel writing, covering trips to the Near East and South and Central America.

Some account is also made of his fiction, most especially Soldiers of Fortune (1897), which critics have seen as a romantic treatment of the imperialist elan. As such, the novel serves as a prolegomenon to the war in Cuba, which Davis covered during its insurrectionist stage. He later accompanied Theodore Roosevelts Rough Riders when U.S. forces invaded the island in 1898, an action he had urged and may have in part inspired. John Seelye argues that Davis, rather than supporting the notion of an American empire on the Roman or British plan, advocated what would become U.S. strategy over the next century: a limited engagement in support of embryonic democratic movements in the Caribbean, followed by withdrawal of armed forces once a stable government had been established.

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