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By A. G. Hopkins

A new historical past of the USA that turns American exceptionalism on its head

American Empire is a breathtaking paintings of scholarship that offers a daring new international viewpoint at the background of the U.S.. Drawing on his services in monetary 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 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 riot of the mainland colonies used to be the manufactured from a problem that bothered the imperial states of Europe regularly, and the way the background of the yankee republic among 1783 and 1865 was once a reaction to not the termination of British effect yet to its persevered growth. He lines how the construction of a U.S. commercial geographical region after the Civil struggle paralleled advancements in Western Europe, fostered comparable destabilizing affects, 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 heritage of the ecu empires in its ideological justifications, monetary 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 U.S. in the wider context of the worldwide historic forces that formed the Western empires and the world.

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