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How to hide an empire : a history of the greater United States

Author: Daniel Immerwahr
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Immerwahr
ISBN: 9780374172145 0374172145
OCLC Number: 1036104286
Description: viii, 516 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Looking beyond the logo map --
The Colonial Empire. The fall and rise of Daniel Boone ; Indian Country ; Everything you always wanted to know about Guano but were afraid to ask ; Teddy Roosevelt's very good day ; Empire state of mind ; Shouting the battle cry of freedom ; Outside the charmed circle ; White city ; Doctors without borders ; Fortress America ; Warfare state ; There are times when men have to die --
The Pointillist Empire. Kilroy was here ; Decolonizing the United States ; Nobody knows in America, Puerto Rico's in America ; Synthetica ; This is what God hath wrought ; The empire of the red octagon ; Language is a virus ; Power is sovereignty, Mister Bond ; Baselandia ; The war of points --
Conclusion: Enduring empire.
Other Titles: History of the greater United States
Responsibility: Daniel Immerwahr.

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"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"--Provided by publisher.

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