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The Resource How to hide an empire : a history of the greater United States, Daniel Immerwahr

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

Label
How to hide an empire : a history of the greater United States
Title
How to hide an empire
Title remainder
a history of the greater United States
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Immerwahr
Title variation
History of the greater United States
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Writing style
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10755174
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Immerwahr, Daniel
Dewey number
  • 973
  • 325.373
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F965
LC item number
.I46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history of the greater United States
Label
How to hide an empire : a history of the greater United States, Daniel Immerwahr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Looking beyond the logo map -- Part I. 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 -- Part II. 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 516 pages
Isbn
9780374172145
Lccn
2018020388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1036104286
  • (OCoLC)1036104286
Label
How to hide an empire : a history of the greater United States, Daniel Immerwahr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Looking beyond the logo map -- Part I. 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 -- Part II. 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 516 pages
Isbn
9780374172145
Lccn
2018020388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1036104286
  • (OCoLC)1036104286

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