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American umpire

Author: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2013.
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Commentators call the United States an empire: occasionally a benign empire, sometimes an empire in denial, often a destructive empire. In American Umpire Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman asserts instead that America has performed the role of umpire since 1776, compelling adherence to rules that gradually earned broad approval, and violating them as well.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth.
American umpire.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012027905
(OCoLC)801051512
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
ISBN: 9780674073814 0674073819
OCLC Number: 828869733
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 440 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction --
1. To Compel Acquiescence --
2. Umpire Attacked --
3. Another Umpire than Arms --
4. A Rowboat in the Wake of a Battleship --
5. Territorial Expansion versus Saltwater Imperialism --
6. The Open Door and the First International Rules --
7. War against War --
8. Up to the Neck and in to the Death --
9. The Buck Stops Here --
10. A Coercive Logic --
Conclusion: Good Calls, Bad Calls, and Rules in Flux --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman.
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