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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 wide ranging paintings of scholarship that offers a daring new worldwide point of view at the heritage of the us. Drawing on his services in monetary background and the imperial histories of england and Europe, A. G. Hopkins takes readers from the colonial period to this present day to teach how, faraway from diverging, the USA 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 problem that the imperial states of Europe normally, and the way the heritage of the yank republic among 1783 and 1865 used to be a reaction to not the termination of British effect yet to its persevered enlargement. He lines how the production of a U.S. business geographical region after the Civil conflict paralleled advancements in Western Europe, fostered related destabilizing impacts, 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 historical past of the ecu empires in its ideological justifications, monetary family, 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 yank exceptionalism to put the us in the wider context of the worldwide old forces that formed the Western empires and the world.

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