Basing the Pacific: Exceptional Spaces of the Wilkes Exploring Expedition, 1838–1842

  title={Basing the Pacific: Exceptional Spaces of the Wilkes Exploring Expedition, 1838–1842},
  author={John R. Eperjesi},
  journal={Amerasia Journal},
  pages={1 - 17}
  • J. Eperjesi
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • History
  • Amerasia Journal
During the 1890s, the United States seized colonies in the Pacific as business and political leaders struggled to find a way out of the post-bellum economic crises that were repeatedly shocking American society, crises which were increasingly taking the form of the open class welfare. Between 1881 and 1905 there were more than 37,000 labor strikes in the United States. During the American age of empire, socialism and anti-imperialism were legitimate political discourses and active social… 
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