How to Hide an Empire

Written By Daniel Immerwahr
How to Hide an Empire
  • Publsiher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 19 February 2019
  • ISBN : 0374715122
  • Pages : 528 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 9 reviews
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Read or download book entitled How to Hide an Empire written by Daniel Immerwahr which was release on 19 February 2019, this book published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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
  • Author : Daniel Immerwahr
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Total pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : 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. ...

How to Hide an Empire

How to Hide an Empire
  • Author : Daniel Immerwahr
  • Publisher : Bodley Head Childrens
  • Release Date : 2019-02-28
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : 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 ...

Smashing the Liquor Machine

Smashing the Liquor Machine
  • Author : Mark Lawrence Schrad
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : This is a unique retelling of the history of temperance and prohibition. Rather than focusing on white, rural, conservative American bible-thumpers, Mark Lawrence Schrad contends that the temperance movement was a progressive, international, and revolutionary movement of oppressed-peoples fighting the liquor traffic, through which states and rich capitalists combined to ...

The Oxford World History of Empire

The Oxford World History of Empire
  • Author : Peter Fibiger Bang,C. A. Bayly,Walter Scheidel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-02
  • Total pages : 1449
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : This is the first world history of empire, reaching from the third millennium BCE to the present. By combining synthetic surveys, thematic comparative essays, and numerous chapters on specific empires, its two volumes provide unparalleled coverage of imperialism throughout history and across continents, from Asia to Europe and from Africa ...

The Economics of Empire

The Economics of Empire
  • Author : Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem,Michael O'Sullivan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-31
  • Total pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : The Economics of Empire: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter is a multi-disciplinary intervention into postcolonial theory that constructs and theorizes a political economy of empire. This comprehensive collection traces the financial genealogies associated with the colonial enterprise, the strategies of economic precarity, the pedigrees of capital, and the ...

Nuclear Country

Nuclear Country
  • Author : Catherine McNicol Stock
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-18
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : Both North Dakota and South Dakota have long been among the most reliably Republican states in the nation: in the past century, voters have only chosen two Democrats, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson, and in 2016 both states preferred Donald Trump by over thirty points. Yet in the decades before ...

The United States of War

The United States of War
  • Author : David Vine
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : The United States has been fighting wars constantly since invading Afghanistan in 2001. This nonstop warfare is far less exceptional than it might seem: the United States has been at war or has invaded other countries almost every year since independence. In The United States of War, David Vine traces this ...

Why Nations Rise

Why Nations Rise
  • Author : Manjari Chatterjee Miller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-22
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : What are rising powers? Do they challenge the international order? Why do some countries but not others become rising powers? In Why Nations Rise, Manjari Chaterjee Miller answers these questions and shows that some countries rise not just because they develop the military and economic power to do so but ...

Empires

Empires
  • Author : Krishan Kumar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-10-22
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : Empires have been the commonest form of political organization for most of recorded history. How should we best understand them? What are their principles and how do they differ from other political forms, such as the nation-state? What sort of relations between rulers and ruled do they express? Do they, ...

Tomorrow the World

Tomorrow  the World
  • Author : Stephen Wertheim
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : A new history explains how and why, as it prepared to enter World War II, the United States decided to lead the postwar world. For most of its history, the United States avoided making political and military commitments that would entangle it in European-style power politics. Then, suddenly, it conceived ...

Faith and Foreign Affairs in the American Century

Faith and Foreign Affairs in the American Century
  • Author : Mark Thomas Edwards
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-08-22
  • Total pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : This study examines the nature of public involvement in American diplomacy over the past one hundred years. The author provides a political-religious history of the Council on Foreign Relations and of Francis and Helen Miller to explain the foreign policy of the United States today....

World War II and the West It Wrought

World War II and the West It Wrought
  • Author : Mark Brilliant,David M. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : Few episodes in American history were more transformative than World War II, and in no region did it bring greater change than in the West. Having lifted the United States out of the Great Depression, World War II set in motion a massive westward population movement, ignited a quarter-century boom ...

US Foreign Policy

US Foreign Policy
  • Author : Richard Johnson
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : This textbook provides a valuable introduction to the construction and application of US foreign policy in the modern era, encouraging readers to think about how ideas, institutions and goals have been at work in the foreign policy of recent presidential administrations....

What Is History Now

What Is History  Now
  • Author : Suzannah Lipscomb,Helen Carr
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-09-23
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : 'THE history book for now. This is why and how historians do what they do. And why they need to' Dan Snow 'What is History, Now? demonstrates how our constructs of the past are woven into our modern world and culture, and offers us an illuminating handbook to understanding this ...

Dreamworlds of Race

Dreamworlds of Race
  • Author : Duncan Bell
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-08
  • Total pages : 488
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : How transatlantic thinkers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries promoted the unification of Britain and the United States Between the late nineteenth century and the First World War an ocean-spanning network of prominent individuals advocated the unification of Britain and the United States. They dreamt of the final ...