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By A. G. Hopkins

ISBN-10: 0691177058

ISBN-13: 9780691177052

A new heritage of the U.S. that turns American exceptionalism on its head

American Empire is a breathtaking paintings of scholarship that offers a daring new worldwide viewpoint at the historical past of the USA. Drawing on his services in fiscal background 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 USA and Western Europe comparable 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 insurrection of the mainland colonies was once the manufactured from a drawback that stricken the imperial states of Europe ordinarily, and the way the heritage of the yankee republic among 1783 and 1865 used to be a reaction to not the termination of British impression yet to its persisted growth. He strains how the construction of a U.S. commercial geographical region after the Civil warfare paralleled advancements in Western Europe, fostered comparable destabilizing affects, and located an outlet in imperialism during the acquisition of an insular empire within the Caribbean and Pacific. The interval of colonial rule that mirrored the heritage of the ecu empires in its ideological justifications, financial kin, 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 us in the wider context of the worldwide ancient forces that formed the Western empires and the world.

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