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Reforming the World:
The Creation of America's Moral Empire
Ian Tyrrell

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix
Abbreviations xi
Introduction 1

Part I: Networks of Empire
Chapter 1: Webs of Communication 13
Chapter 2: Missionary Lives, Transnational Networks: The Misses Margaret and Mary Leitch 28

Part II: Origins of American Empire
Chapter 3: The Missionary Impulse 49
Chapter 4: The Matrix of Moral Reform 74
Chapter 5: Blood, Souls, and Power: American Humanitarianism Abroad in the 1890s 98

Part III: The Challenge of American Colonialism
Chapter 6: Reforming Colonialism 123
Chapter 7: Opium and the Fashioning of the American Moral Empire 146
Chapter 8: Ida Wells and Others: Radical Protest and the Networks of American Expansion 166

Part IV: The Era of World War I and the Wilsonian New World Order
Chapter 9: States of Faith: Missions and Morality in Government 191
Chapter 10: To Make a Dry World: The New World Order of Prohibition 209

Conclusion: The Judgments of Heaven: Change and Continuity in Moral Reform 227
Notes 247
Index 309

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