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Title:
How to hide an empire : a history of the greater United States
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

©2019
ISBN:
9780374172145
Physical Description:
viii, 516 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: Looking beyond the logo map -- A note on language -- 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.
Abstract:
"A history of the United States' overseas possessions, from Puerto Rico to the Philippines and beyond, and what they reveal about the true meaning of American empire."--Provided by publisher.
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