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How to Hide an Empire A Short History of the Greater United States

How to Hide an Empire   A Short History of the Greater United States Book
Author : Daniel Immerwahr
Publisher : Vintage Publishing
Release : 2019-02-28
ISBN : 1847923992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For a country that has always denied having dreams of empire; the United States owns a lot of overseas territory. America has always prided itself on being a champion of sovereignty and independence. We know it has spread its money; language and culture across the world - but we still think of it as a contained territory; framed by Canada above; Mexico below; and oceans either side. Nothing could be further from the truth.How to Hide an Empire tells the story of the United States outside the United States - from nineteenth-century conquests like Alaska; Hawai`i; the Philippines and Puerto Rico; to the catalogue of islands; archipelagos and military bases dotted around the globe over which the Stars and Stripes flies. Many are thousands of miles from the mainland; all are central to its history.But the populations of these territories; despite being subject to America's government; cannot vote for it; they have often fought America's wars; but they do not enjoy the rights of full citizens. These forgotten episodes cast American history; and its present; in a revealing new light. The birth control pill; chemotherapy; plastic; Godzilla; the Beatles; the name America itself - you can't understand the histories of any of thesewithout understanding territorial empire. Full of surprises; and driven by an original conception of what empire and globalisation mean today; How to Hide an Empire is a major and compulsively readable work of history.

How to Hide an Empire

How to Hide an Empire Book
Author : Daniel Immerwahr
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2019-02-19
ISBN : 0374715122
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Named one of the ten best books of the year by the Chicago Tribune A Publishers Weekly best book of 2019 | A 2019 NPR Staff Pick A pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories—the islands, atolls, and archipelagos—this country has governed and inhabited? In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. We travel to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U.S. Congress. In the years after World War II, Immerwahr notes, the United States moved away from colonialism. Instead, it put innovations in electronics, transportation, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies. Rich with absorbing vignettes, full of surprises, and driven by an original conception of what empire and globalization mean today, How to Hide an Empire is a major and compulsively readable work of history.

How to Hide an Empire

How to Hide an Empire Book
Author : Daniel Immerwahr
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2019-02-28
ISBN : 1473545331
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Wry, readable and often astonishing... A provocative and absorbing history of the United States' New York Times The United States denies having dreams of empire. We know America has spread its money, language and culture across the world, but we still think of it as a contained territory, framed by Canada above, Mexico below, and oceans either side. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is the story of the United States outside the United States – from nineteenth-century conquests like Alaska and Puerto Rico to the catalogue of islands, archipelagos and military bases dotted around the globe. Full of surprises and previously forgotten episodes, this fascinating book casts America’s history, and its present, in a revealing new light.

Thinking Small

Thinking Small Book
Author : Daniel Immerwahr
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2015-01-05
ISBN : 0674745442
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Daniel Immerwahr tells how the United States sought to rescue the world from poverty through small-scale, community-based approaches. He also sounds a warning: such strategies, now again in vogue, have been tried before, alongside grander moderization schemes—with often disastrous consequences as self-help gave way to crushing local oppression.

A Short History of the United States

A Short History of the United States Book
Author : Robert V. Remini
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-06
ISBN : 9780061981999
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In A Short History of the United States, National Book Award winner Robert V. Remini offers a much-needed, concise history of our country. This accessible and lively volume contains the essential facts about the discovery, settlement, growth, and development of the American nation and its institutions, including the arrival and migration of Native Americans, the founding of a republic under the Constitution, the emergence of the United States as a world power, the outbreak of terrorism here and abroad, the Obama presidency, and everything in between.

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States Book
Author : Howard Zinn
Publisher : Aristotext
Release : 1996
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World Book
Author : Herbert Wells
Publisher : Aegitas
Release : 2018-10-19
ISBN : 1773139614
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Short History of the World is a period-piece non-fictional historic work by English author H. G. Wells first published by Cassell & Co, Ltd Publishing in 1922. The book was largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. The book is 344 pages in total, summarising the scientific knowledge of the time regarding the history of Earth and life. It starts with its origins, goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth, reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind from the Cradle of Civilisation. The book ends with the outcome of the First World War, the Russian famine of 1921, and the League of Nations in 1922. In 1934 Albert Einstein recommended the book for the study of history as a means of interpreting progress in civilisation.

The Imperial Cruise

The Imperial Cruise Book
Author : James Bradley
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2009-11-24
ISBN : 9780316039666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name. In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had transpired in Honolulu, Tokyo, Manila, Beijing and Seoul. In 1905, Roosevelt was bully-confident and made secret agreements that he though would secure America's westward push into the Pacific. Instead, he lit the long fuse on the Asian firecrackers that would singe America's hands for a century.

Empires of the Weak

Empires of the Weak Book
Author : J C Sharman
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-11-10
ISBN : 0691210071
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans a decisive advantage in war over other civilizations from 1500 onward. In contrast, Empires of the Weak argues that Europeans actually had no general military superiority in the early modern era. J. C. Sharman shows instead that European expansion from the late fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries is better explained by deference to strong Asian and African polities, disease in the Americas, and maritime supremacy earned by default because local land-oriented polities were largely indifferent to war and trade at sea. Europeans were overawed by the mighty Eastern empires of the day, which pioneered key military innovations and were the greatest early modern conquerors. Against the view that the Europeans won for all time, Sharman contends that the imperialism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a relatively transient and anomalous development in world politics that concluded with Western losses in various insurgencies. If the twenty-first century is to be dominated by non-Western powers like China, this represents a return to the norm for the modern era. Bringing a revisionist perspective to the idea that Europe ruled the world due to military dominance, Empires of the Weak demonstrates that the rise of the West was an exception in the prevailing world order.

American Empire

American Empire Book
Author : A. G. Hopkins
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-08-27
ISBN : 0691196877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new history of the United States that turns American exceptionalism on its head American Empire is a panoramic work of scholarship that presents a bold new global perspective on the history of the United States. Taking readers from the colonial era to today, A. G. Hopkins shows how, far from diverging, the United States and Western Europe followed similar trajectories throughout this long period, and how America's dependency on Britain and Europe extended much later into the nineteenth century than previously understood. A sweeping narrative spanning three centuries, American Empire goes beyond the myth of American exceptionalism to place the United States within the wider context of the global historical forces that shaped Western empires and the world.