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

By A. G. Hopkins

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

American Empire is a breathtaking paintings of scholarship that provides a daring new international standpoint at the historical past of the U.S.. Drawing on his services in financial background and the imperial histories of england and Europe, A. G. Hopkins takes readers from the colonial period to this 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 manufactured from a drawback that bothered the imperial states of Europe usually, 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. business countryside after the Civil warfare paralleled advancements in Western Europe, fostered related destabilizing affects, and located an outlet in imperialism in the course of the acquisition of an insular empire within the Caribbean and Pacific. The interval of colonial rule that mirrored the background of the ecu empires in its ideological justifications, fiscal family members, and administrative ideas. After 1945, a profound shift within the personality of globalization introduced the age of the nice territorial empires to an end.

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

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