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Understanding Manifest Destiny:

* Expansion of the Empire, from Birth of a Nation, 1st Federal Congress Project
* John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny, 1839 - "The American people having derived their origin from many other nations, and the Declaration of National Independence being entirely based on the great principle of human equality..."
* Manifest Destiny - "the philosophy that created a nation..." (outline by Michael Lubragge)
* Manifest Destiny: 1841-1848 - useful online resources for teaching this concept to US history students.
* Manifest Destiny: The Dragoon Expeditions (1843-1845) - "In the 1840s, westward expansion proceeded at a rapid pace..."
* Manifest Destiny, PBS -- a phrase used by leaders and politicians in the 1840s to explain continental expansion by the United States -- revitalized a sense of "mission" or national destiny for many Americans."
* A Go-Ahead Nation, A Conversation With Robert W. Johanssen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
* John Tyler (March 29, 1790 January 18, 1862)
* Biography of John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States (1841-1845), whitehouse.gov
* Manifest Destiny sites at Open Directory

On-Line Books on Manifest Destiny
* The Manifest Destiny section of Questia On-Line Library. Select books and articles are available to researchers 24/7, but by subscription only.
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Manifest Destiny Book Reviews (Amazon.com):
Expansion and American Indian Policy, 1783-1812
by Reginald Horsman * paperback reprint * 15 sample pages
Manifest Destiny: American Expansionism...
by Anders Stephanson * includes 27 sample pages
The New Empire: An Interpretation of American Expansion, 1860-1898
by Walter Lafeber * includes 27 sample pages
Race and Manifest Destiny: Origins of American Racial Anglo-Saxionism
by Reginald Horsman * paperback reprint
West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny
by Kris Fresonke * available about Dec 2002
Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny in American History (In American History)
by Richard Worth * young adult * includes 10 sample pages

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This American West WWW-VL site is currently maintained by Nancy Sween at http://www.vlib.us/americanwest/ and is regularly updated and expanded. Previously maintained at the University of Kansas, where it began as part of the Kansas Heritage Group. Updated: 20 November 2008.