By A. G. Hopkins
A new background of the U.S. that turns American exceptionalism on its head
American Empire is a wide ranging paintings of scholarship that provides a daring new worldwide viewpoint at the background of the us. 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 at the present time to teach how, faraway from diverging, the U.S. 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 rebel of the mainland colonies was once the made from a challenge that the imperial states of Europe often, and the way the heritage of the yankee republic among 1783 and 1865 was once a reaction to not the termination of British impact yet to its persisted growth. He strains how the construction of a U.S. business geographical region after the Civil struggle paralleled advancements in Western Europe, fostered comparable destabilizing impacts, 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 background of the ecu empires in its ideological justifications, fiscal kin, and administrative rules. 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 old forces that formed the Western empires and the world.
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