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A nation forged by crisis : a new American history

Author: Jay Sexton
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In A Nation Forged by Crisis, historian Jay Sexton contends that our national narrative is not one of halting yet inevitable progress, but of repeated disruptions brought about by shifts in the international system. Sexton shows that the American Revolution was a consequence of the increasing integration of the British and American economies; that a necessary precondition for the Civil War was the absence, for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Sexton
ISBN: 9781541617230 1541617231
OCLC Number: 1029447259
Notes: "October 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: vii, 246 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
An unexpected result --
The wrecking ball --
The last best hope of earth --
Zigzagging through global crisis --
Conclusion : from triumph to crisis.
Responsibility: Jay Sexton.

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