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 United States of War

The United States of War
  • Author : David Vine
  • Publisher : Univ 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 ...

The Origins of the Modern World

The Origins of the Modern World
  • Author : Robert B. Marks
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-07-05
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the ...

Leaving World War II Behind

Leaving World War II Behind
  • Author : David Swanson
  • Publisher : David Swanson
  • Release Date : 2020-09-12
  • Total pages : 298
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : This book documents the case that World War II happened in such a different world that it has little relevance to today's foreign policy, as well as the case that U.S. participation in WWII was not justifiable. Specifically, WWII was not fought to rescue anyone from persecution, was not ...

Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts

Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts
  • Author : Emily C. Burns,Alice M. Rudy Price
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-03
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : This book offers microhistories related to the transnational circulations of impressionism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The contributors rethink the role of "French" impressionism in shaping these iterations by placing France within its global and imperialist context and arguing that impressionisms might be framed through the mobility ...

American Empire in Global History

American Empire in Global History
  • Author : Shigeru Akita
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-20
  • Total pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : This book shows how the predominantly national focus that characterises studies of the United States after 1783 can be integrated with global trends, as viewed from the perspective of imperial history. The book also argues that historians of European empires have much to gain by considering the United States after 1783 as ...

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 ...

Religion in Uniform

Religion in Uniform
  • Author : Edward Waggoner
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-10-03
  • Total pages : 214
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : The first scholarly evaluation of the contemporary US military chaplain corps, and the first to offer not only political and military but also theological analysis, Religion in Uniform shows why the military’s chaplaincy is a failing public project, and what Americans can do about it....

American Propaganda from the Spanish American War to Iraq

American Propaganda from the Spanish American War to Iraq
  • Author : Steven Robert Brydon
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-11-15
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : This book analyzes American war propaganda, beginning with the Spanish-American War and extending through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Using Fisher's narrative paradigm, the author identifies and critically evaluates recurring war stories, determining whether or not they truly provided good reasons to go to war....

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 ...

We Built Reality

We Built Reality
  • Author : Jason Blakely
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : Over the last fifty years, pseudoscience has crept into nearly every facet of our lives. Popular sciences of everything from dating and economics, to voting and artificial intelligence, radically changed the world today. The abuse of popular scientific authority has catastrophic consequences, contributing to the 2008 financial crisis; the failure to ...

The Great Imperial Hangover

The Great Imperial Hangover
  • Author : Samir Puri
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-09
  • Total pages : 269
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : 'An exceptional account.' Prospect 'Enlightening.' Spectator For the first time in millennia we live without formal empires. But that doesn't mean we don't feel their presence rumbling through history. The Great Imperial Hangover examines how the world's imperial legacies are still shaping the thorniest issues we face today. ...

The Tormented Alliance

The Tormented Alliance
  • Author : Zach Fredman
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2022-09-06
  • Total pages : 334
  • ISBN : 0374715122
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Summary : After Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, leaders in China and the United States had high hopes of a lasting partnership between the two countries. More than 120,000 U.S. servicemen deployed to China, where Chiang Kai-shek's government carried out massive programs to provide them with housing, food, and interpreters. But, as ...