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

How to Hide an Empire A History of the Greater United States A pathbreaking history of the United States overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empireWe are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states And we are also familiar with the idea that t

  • Title: How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States
  • Author: Daniel Immerwahr
  • ISBN: 0374172145
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A pathbreaking history of the United States overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empireWe 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 a A pathbreaking history of the United States overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empireWe 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 space 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

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    • I received this book from In the end, this book s main contribution is not archival, bringing to light some never before seen document It s perspectival, seeing a familiar history differently page 16 A brilliant book How to Hide an Empire A History of the Greater United States is a must read for anyone interested in obscure American history and the revolutionary switch from annexing territory for resources, to divesting large colonies and investing in military bases around the glo [...]


    • I recently had the privilege of receiving an advanced copy of How to Hide an Empire, by Daniel Immerwahr courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux I am pleased to report that this book is one of the finest recent analysis of imperialism in its modern, evolved, guise What is , this formidable task is accomplished in a very accessible and well documented manner Fundamentally, it is a text which assesses the new American and Global Empire, as distinguished from the 18th Century models most I recently h [...]


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