Uncle Sam’s New Ocean Empire (Jun, 1938)
And three years later Japan gave us their response.(video)
Uncle Sam’s New Ocean Empire
ADVENTUROUS COLONISTS CLAIM STRATEGIC PACIFIC ISLANDS FOR THE STARS AND STRIPES.
By ALDEN P. ARMAGNAC
WITH the recent landing of colonists on sun-baked Canton and Enderbury Islands in the mid-Pacific, Uncle Sam launches a momentous program to extend his domains.
Naval supremacy in the Far East, leadership in bridging the Pacific with commercial airways, ownership of vast new stores of mineral treasure—all these are at stake in the first major move to hoist the American flag over new land since we purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark in 1917.
Building an Empire In Africa’s Jungles (May, 1930)
I guess it’s not surprising that the article says almost nothing about the native population other than: they are primitives, they like buying stuff at the company store, and that Firestone drove a hard bargain with them.
Building an Empire In Africa’s Jungles
A NEW world is in the making at the western edge of Africa, where American business has undertaken to reclaim the jungle for the purposes of modern industry. Today the republic of Liberia is the scene of a great overseas enterprise hardly matched in the annals of empire building. For the first time private business has embarked upon an effort of the kind that nations heretofore have struggled to perform. What England did in America, France in Canada, and Spain at the south from two to three hundred years ago, an American organization is striving to do upon its own account.