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What is America? : a short history of the new world order

Author: Ronald Wright
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Following his international bestseller, A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright provokes once again, as he explores the oldest American myth: the endless frontier.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wright, Ronald, 1948-
What is America?.
Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2008
(OCoLC)176894602
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Wright
ISBN: 9780786726066 0786726067 9780786720972 0786720972
OCLC Number: 298802567
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages)
Contents: Author's foreword --
1. The new world order --
2. Loot, labour and land --
3. Very well peopled and towned --
4. Religion and profit jump together --
5. White savages --
6. Manifest destiny --
7. A sort of empire --
8. The winds of fear --
9. The world's best hope --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Ronald Wright.

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"Kirkus"<br>"[Few] will have likely heard so charming an analysis of American depredations...An entertaining, highly tendentious account of where we've been and where we're headed."

 
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