This is a talk by Sam Dickson from the NPI meeting a couple months ago where Sam describes the people of the American South as a unique ethnic identity, and how the South was among the early victims of U.S. imperialism. For obvious reasons, the inclusion of the South as one of the victims of U.S. imperialism is unpalatable for the Left, but his analysis, particularly the economic analysis in this, holds up pretty well. As I wrote almost 15 years ago:
The United States did indeed apply the Washingtonian vision with regards to European and Asian wars with a fairly high degree of consistency during the nineteenth century. Within the Western Hemisphere, however, the United States went the way of ruthless imperial ambition suppressing revolts by farmers and slaves, invading and conquering Indian nations in the West, crushing the southern independence movement, unconstitutionally annexing the sovereign nation of Texas, invading and annexing one third of the Mexican nation and similar forms of aggression in the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific. A full-blown global imperialism on the part of the United States began to take shape during the World War One era under the administration of Woodrow Wilson. Recognizing that U.S. entry into the European War would greatly weaken the European imperial states and radically advance the United States as a global power, Wilson entered the war near the end, when Germany was nearly ready to negotiate for peace, and this intervention resulted in the near total destruction of Germany, its humiliation at Versailles and the setting of the stage for the eventual rise to power of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist German Worker’s Party.
Caveat: Yours truly gets mentioned favorably a couple times in this.