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Crossing Empires: Taking U.S. History Into Transimperial Terrain (American Encounters/Global Interactions) (Paperback)

Crossing Empires: Taking U.S. History Into Transimperial Terrain (American Encounters/Global Interactions) By Kristin L. Hoganson (Editor), Jay Sexton (Editor) Cover Image
By Kristin L. Hoganson (Editor), Jay Sexton (Editor)
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Weaving U.S. history into the larger fabric of world history, the contributors to Crossing Empires de-exceptionalize the American empire, placing it in a global transimperial context. They draw attention to the breadth of U.S. entanglements with other empires to illuminate the scope and nature of American global power as it reached from the Bering Sea to Australia and East Africa to the Caribbean. With case studies ranging from the 1830s to the late twentieth century, the contributors address topics including diplomacy, governance, anticolonialism, labor, immigration, medicine, religion, and race. Their transimperial approach--whether exemplified in examinations of U.S. steel corporations partnering with British imperialists to build the Ugandan railway or the U.S. reliance on other empires in its governance of the Philippines--transcends histories of interimperial rivalries and conflicts. In so doing, the contributors illuminate the power dynamics of seemingly transnational histories and the imperial origins of contemporary globality.

Contributors. Ikuko Asaka, Oliver Charbonneau, Genevieve Clutario, Anne L. Foster, Julian Go, Michel Gobat, Julie Greene, Kristin L. Hoganson, Margaret D. Jacobs, Moon-Ho Jung, Marc-William Palen, Nicole M. Phelps, Jay Sexton, John Soluri, Stephen Tuffnell.

About the Author

Kristin L. Hoganson is Stanley S. Stroup Professor of United States History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of The Heartland: An American History. Jay Sexton is Kinder Institute Chair in Constitutional Democracy and Professor of History at the University of Missouri and author of A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781478006947
ISBN-10: 1478006943
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2020
Pages: 360
Language: English
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions
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