American Empire: A Global History (America in the World) by A. G. Hopkins PDF

By A. G. Hopkins

ISBN-10: 0691177058

ISBN-13: 9780691177052

A new historical past of the USA that turns American exceptionalism on its head

American Empire is a breathtaking paintings of scholarship that provides a daring new worldwide viewpoint at the historical past of the USA. Drawing on his services in fiscal heritage and the imperial histories of england and Europe, A. G. Hopkins takes readers from the colonial period to this present day to teach how, faraway from diverging, the us and Western Europe related trajectories all through this lengthy interval, and the way America’s dependency on Britain and Europe prolonged a lot later into the 19th century than formerly understood.

In a sweeping narrative spanning 3 centuries, Hopkins describes how the rebellion of the mainland colonies was once the made of a concern that stricken the imperial states of Europe more often than not, and the way the historical past of the yank republic among 1783 and 1865 was once a reaction to not the termination of British effect yet to its endured enlargement. He strains how the construction of a U.S. commercial countryside after the Civil conflict paralleled advancements in Western Europe, fostered comparable destabilizing affects, and located an outlet in imperialism throughout the acquisition of an insular empire within the Caribbean and Pacific. The interval of colonial rule that mirrored the heritage of the eu empires in its ideological justifications, monetary kinfolk, and administrative ideas. After 1945, a profound shift within the personality of globalization introduced the age of the good territorial empires to an end.

American Empire is going past the parable of yankee exceptionalism to put the USA in the wider context of the worldwide historic forces that formed the Western empires and the world.

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