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A nation among nations : America's place in world history

Author: Thomas Bender
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Contends that American history must be placed in a global context, explaining that the obstacles being faced by the United States have been overcome in the past by other countries whose examples can impart powerful lessons.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Bender
ISBN: 0809095270 9780809095278 0809072351 9780809072354
OCLC Number: 61694880
Description: xii, 368 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The ocean world and the beginnings of American history --
The island world --
Going global --
People from the sea --
Atlantic Creoles --
The plantation complex --
2. The "Great War" and the American Revolution --
Global empires --
A continuous war, 1754-1783 --
1783 --
The age of Atlantic revolutions --
A new nation in a dangerous world --
Foreign affairs and partisan politics --
A new nationalism --
3. Freedom in an age of nation-making --
1848 --
The birth of new nations --
The federative crisis --
Territoriality and liberal nationalism --
The republican party --
Remembering nationalism and forgetting liberalism --
4. An empire among empires --
Ahab and empire --
Being the whale --
The rhetoric of empire --
A global strategy --
1898 --
Revolution and empire --
Making the world safe for empire --
5. The industrial world and the transformation of liberalism --
The two revolutions and social citizenship --
Paths away from Laissez-Faire --
Professional risk and the moral imagination --
The reform international and the World Wide Web --
Common challenges and local politics --
6. Global history and America today.
Responsibility: Thomas Bender.
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Contends that American history must be placed in a global context, explaining that the obstacles being faced by the United States have been overcome in the past by other countries whose examples can impart powerful lessons.

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