Charles Sumner and the Annexation of the Dominican Republic

@article{Hidalgo1997CharlesSA,
  title={Charles Sumner and the Annexation of the Dominican Republic},
  author={Dennis R. Hidalgo},
  journal={Itinerario},
  year={1997},
  volume={21},
  pages={51 - 65}
}
During his first term in the White House, President Ulysses Grant attempted to annex the Dominican Republic to the United States. Support for the proposed treaty came from both countries. The United States pressed the annexation plans motivated by the prospects of acquiring hegemony in the Caribbean, by the likelihood of increasing its commercial avenues, by the possibility of establishing a black state, by opportunistic entrepreneurs, and by the idea of the Manifest Destiny Doctrine… 
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