How to Hide an Empire: A Short History of the Greater United States

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Random House, 28 feb 2019 - 528 páginas
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'Wry, readable and often astonishing... A provocative and absorbing history of the United States' New York Times

The United States denies having dreams of empire.


We know America has spread its money, language and culture across the world, but we still think of it as a contained territory, framed by Canada above, Mexico below, and oceans either side. Nothing could be further from the truth.

This is the story of the United States outside the United States – from nineteenth-century conquests like Alaska and Puerto Rico to the catalogue of islands, archipelagos and military bases dotted around the globe. Full of surprises and previously forgotten episodes, this fascinating book casts America’s history, and its present, in a revealing new light.

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There is nothing else quite like this work in that the author starts with the continental "settler" empire of the 19th century, takes you through the "insular" empire that was created by the Spanish ... Leer reseña completa

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Interesting view of an aspect of American history that hasn't received a lot of attention -- the territorial acquisitions of the country and their relationship to diplomacy, the military and economics ... Leer reseña completa

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Daniel Immerwahr is an associate professor of history at Northwestern University and the author of Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development, which won the Organization of American Historians’ Merle Curti Award. He has written for n+1, Slate, Dissent, and other publications.

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