Overview1. Embryo of Empire: Americans and the World Before 1789. 2. Independence, Expansion, and War, 1789'1815. 3. Extending and Preserving the Empire, 1815'1848. 4. Expansionism, Sectionalism, and Civil War, 1848'1865. 5. Establishing Regional Hegemony and Global Power, 1865'1895. 6. Imperialist Leap, 1895'1900. 7. Managing, Policing, and Extending the Empire, 1900'1914. 8. War, Peace, and Revolution in the Time of Wilson, 1914'1920. Appendix: Makers of American Foreign Relations. General Bibliography. 6. Diplomatic Crossroad: The Maine, McKinley, and War, 1898. The Venezuelan Crisis of 1895. American Men of Empire. Each in His Own Way: Cleveland and McKinley Confront Cuba Libre, 1895-1898. The Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War. Men versus 'Aunties': The Debate over Empire in the United States. Imperial Collisions in Asia: The Philippine Insurrection and the Open Door in China. The Elbows of a World Power, 1895-1900.