Manifest Destiny

  • The Never-Ending Frontier?

    by Karl Jacoby

    Karl Jacoby reviews Benjamin Hopkins's "Ruling the Savage Periphery" and traces a history of practices of imperial control from the American conquest of Native peoples, through the British Empire, to the 19-year-old US war in Afghanistan.

  • It is Time to Reconsider the Global Legacy of July 4, 1776

    by Elizabeth Kolsky

    American independence unleashed a hemispheric conquest by the United States and a renewed commitment to empire by Great Britain. Both projects relied on racism, violence, and the devaluing of black and indigenous lives.