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American empire : a global history / A.G. Hopkins.

Author/creator Hopkins, A. G. (Antony G.) author.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2018.
Description1 online resource
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Preface; PROLOGUE Lessons of Liberation: Iraq, 1915â#x80;#x93;1921; CHAPTER 1 Three Crises and an Outcome; The Choice among Alternatives; Beyond â#x80;#x9C;The National Ideology of American Exceptionalismâ#x80;#x9D;; Empire: â#x80;#x9C;A Rose by Any Other Name . . .â#x80;#x9D;?; Globalization and Empires; Time and Motion; â#x80;#x9C;The Growing Labours of the Lengthenâ#x80;#x99;d Wayâ#x80;#x9D;; PART I DECOLONIZATION AND DEPENDENCE, 1756â#x80;#x93;1865; CHAPTER 2 The Advance and Retreat of the Military-Fiscal State; Cause and Chronology; A Great Convergence?
Contents The Glorious Revolution, and the Exceptional Military-Fiscal StateThe Evolution of Britainâ#x80;#x99;s Military-Fiscal State; The New Global Order; War, Reconstruction, and Reform; Britain: â#x80;#x9C;The Union of Permanence and Changeâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;A Vast Empire on Which the Sun Never Setsâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;The Image of the Past Projected on the Mist of the Unknownâ#x80;#x9D;; CHAPTER 3 From Revolution to Constitution; Harry Washington and the Emerging Global Order; Toward â#x80;#x9C;The New Colony-Systemâ#x80;#x9D;; John Company at Work; A Revolution of Declining Expectations; â#x80;#x9C;An Indissoluble Union of the States under One Federal Headâ#x80;#x9D;
Contents Â#x80;#x9C;Spectacles of Turbulence and Contentionâ#x80;#x9D;â#x80;#x9C;Not an Empire, but the Project of an Empireâ#x80;#x9D;; CHAPTER 4 The Struggle for Independence; Midnightâ#x80;#x99;s Children; The Rhetoric and the Reality of Revolution; Dilemmas of Dependent Development; Cultural Continuities; â#x80;#x9C;Converting the Forests of a Wilderness into the Favourite Mansion of Libertyâ#x80;#x9D;; CHAPTER 5 Wars of Incorporation; â#x80;#x9C;The Great Nation of Futurityâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;The Bright Idea of Property, of Exclusive Rightâ#x80;#x9D;; 1812: The Second War of Independence?; â#x80;#x9C;America Knows How to Crush as Well as How to Expandâ#x80;#x9D;
Contents Â#x80;#x9C;An Irrepressible Conflict between Opposing and Enduring Forcesâ#x80;#x9D;â#x80;#x9C;For Godâ#x80;#x99;s Sake, Let Us If Possible Keep Out Of Itâ#x80;#x9D;; War and Peace Revisited; PART II MODERNITY AND IMPERIALISM, 1865â#x80;#x93;1914; CHAPTER 6 Uneven Development and Imperial Expansion; â#x80;#x9C;The Earth, Restive, Confronts a New Eraâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;Via Pecuniaâ#x80;#x9D;: The Road to Modern Globalization; â#x80;#x9C;O, My Brothers, Love Your Countryâ#x80;#x9D;; The Great Deflation; Globalization and â#x80;#x9C;Newâ#x80;#x9D; Imperialism; Lions, Jackals, and the Scramble for Empire; â#x80;#x9C;This Is a New Age; The Age of Social Advancement Not of Feudal Sportsâ#x80;#x9D;
Contents CHAPTER 7 Achieving Effective Independenceâ#x80;#x9C;In the Midst of Confusion and Distressâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;All Has Been Lost, Except Office or the Hope of Itâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;Beautiful Credit! The Foundation of Modern Societyâ#x80;#x9D;; The Culture of Cosmopolitan Nationalism; From â#x80;#x9C;Unionâ#x80;#x9D; to â#x80;#x9C;Americaâ#x80;#x9D;; CHAPTER 8 Acquiring an Unexceptional Empire; â#x80;#x9C;Our World Opportunity, World Duty, and World Gloryâ#x80;#x9D;; The Battle Over the Wars of 1898; Don Quixoteâ#x80;#x99;s Last Ride; Mobilizing the Means of Destruction; â#x80;#x9C;The Irresistible Tendency to Expansion . . . Seems Again in Operationâ#x80;#x9D;
Contents Â#x80;#x9C;We Come as Ministering Angels, Not as Despotsâ#x80;#x9D;
General noteIncludes index.
Source of descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 10, 2018)
Genre/formElectronic books.
ISBN9781400888351 (electronic bk.)
ISBN1400888352 (electronic bk.)

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