Cuba, almost in sight of our shores, from a multitude of considerations has become an object of transcendent importance to the commercial and political interests of our Union. Its commanding position with reference to the Gulf of Mexico and the West India... The North American Review - Page 7441896Full view
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Noam Chomsky - 1996 - 364 pages
...State John Quincy Adams, the intellectual authorof the doctrine of Manifest Destiny, described Cuba as "an object of transcendent importance to the commercial and political interests of our Union." He joined many others in urging support for Spanish sovereignty until Cuba would fall into US hands...
1997 - 632 pages
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