Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-182) and index.
1. The Racial Tradition Approach -- 2. The Evolution of the American Racial Tradition -- 3. Race, the Law, and the Courts -- 4. Race and American Territorial Expansion -- 5. "For a Mess of Pottage": Pragmatic Materialism and American Colonial Policy -- 6. The Case of Puerto Rico -- 7. The Case of the U.S. Virgin Islands -- 8. Back to the Future?
A study of the link between racial ideology and overseas territorial expansion of the United States.