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Empire in retreat : the past, present, and future of the United States

Author: V Bulmer-Thomas
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
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A sweeping history of the United States through the lens of empire-and an incisive look forward as the nation retreats from the global stage. A respected authority on international relations and foreign policy, Victor Bulmer-Thomas offers a grand survey of the United States as an empire. From its territorial expansion after independence, through hegemonic rule following World War II, to the nation's current imperial  Read more...
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Bulmer-Thomas, V.
Empire in retreat.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1026492263
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V Bulmer-Thomas
ISBN: 9780300210002 0300210000
OCLC Number: 1002129766
Description: xx, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I The territorial empire --
One Continental expansion --
Two Mexico and Central America --
Three Africa and the Pacific --
Four The Caribbean --
Part II The semiglobal empire --
Five Institutions --
Six Nonstate actors --
Seven The empire in action --
Eight The unipolar moment --
Part III The empire in retreat --
Nine Anti-imperialism in the United States --
Ten The US economy --
Eleven The decline of leadership --
Twelve Hegemony under threat.
Other Titles: Past, present, and future of the United States
Responsibility: Victor Bulmer-Thomas.

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