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Empire's Workshop

Empire's Workshop

Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism

  • Author: Greg Grandin
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 9781429959155
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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An eye-opening examination of Latin America's role as proving ground for U.S. imperial strategies and tactics In recent years, one book after another has sought to take the measure of the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy. In their search for precedents, they invoke the Roman and British empires as well as postwar reconstructions of Germany and Japan. Yet they consistently ignore the one place where the United States had its most formative imperial experience: Latin America. A brilliant excavation of a long-obscured history, Empire's Workshop is the first book to show how Latin America has functioned as a laboratory for American extraterritorial rule. Historian Greg Grandin follows the United States' imperial operations, from Thomas Jefferson's aspirations for an "empire of liberty" in Cuba and Spanish Florida, to Ronald Reagan's support for brutally oppressive but U.S.-friendly regimes in Central America. He traces the origins of Bush's policies to Latin America, where many of the administration's leading lights—John Negroponte, Elliott Abrams, Otto Reich—first embraced the deployment of military power to advance free-market economics and first enlisted the evangelical movement in support of their ventures. With much of Latin America now in open rebellion against U.S. domination, Grandin concludes with a vital question: If Washington has failed to bring prosperity and democracy to Latin America—its own backyard "workshop"—what are the chances it will do so for the world?

A People's History of American Empire

A People's History of American Empire

The American Empire Project, A Graphic Adaptation

  • Author: Howard Zinn,Mike Konopacki,Paul Buhle
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 1466837187
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into an acclaimed play. More than a successful book, A People's History triggered a revolution in the way history is told, displacing the official versions with their emphasis on great men in high places to chronicle events as they were lived, from the bottom up. Now Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki have collaborated to retell, in vibrant comics form, a most immediate and relevant chapter of A People's History: the centuries-long story of America's actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, Central America, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The book also follows the story of Zinn, the son of poor Jewish immigrants, from his childhood in the Brooklyn slums to his role as one of America's leading historians. Shifting from world-shattering events to one family's small revolutions, A People's History of American Empire presents the classic ground-level history of America in a dazzling new form.

Papers presented to the Empires and Cultures Workshop Spring Colloquium, held June 6, 1997, Stanford University

Papers presented to the Empires and Cultures Workshop Spring Colloquium, held June 6, 1997, Stanford University

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  • Category: Business & Economics
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The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III

The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III

The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State

  • Author: James M. Vaughn
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300240546
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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An important revisionist history that casts eighteenth-century British politics and imperial expansion in a new light. In this bold debut work, historian James M. Vaughn challenges the scholarly consensus that British India and the Second Empire were founded “in a fit of absence of mind.” He instead argues that the origins of the Raj and the largest empire of the modern world were rooted in political conflicts and movements in Britain. It was British conservatives who shaped the Second Empire into one of conquest and dominion, emphasizing the extraction of resources and the subjugation of colonial populations. Drawing on a wide array of sources, Vaughn shows how the East India Company was transformed from a corporation into an imperial power in the service of British political forces opposed to the rising radicalism of the period. The Company’s dominion in Bengal, where it raised territorial revenue and maintained a large army, was an autocratic bulwark of Britain’s established order. A major work of political and imperial history, this volume offers an important new understanding of the era and its global ramifications.

From Workshop to Empire

From Workshop to Empire

Britain 1750-1900

  • Author: Hamish Macdonald
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes
  • ISBN: 0748722017
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 112
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Accompanying a pupil's book focusing on Britain between 1750 and 1900, this teacher's resource guide is part of a series which provides resources that meet the requirements of the revised Key Stage 3 History curriculum. The guide contains additional banks of questions for pupils of different ability-levels, photocopiable worksheets for developing topics in the pupil's book and providing self-contained resources for homework, information on the provenance and background of all sources, and detailed teacher's notes.

Global Coloniality of Power in Guatemala

Global Coloniality of Power in Guatemala

Racism, Genocide, Citizenship

  • Author: Egla Martínez Salazar
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739141244
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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The dynamics of coloniality of power in guatemala as expressed in the racialized, classed and gendered genocide, citizenship and in peoples’ resistance.

Red Heat

Red Heat

Conspiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean

  • Author: Alex von Tunzelmann
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471114775
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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America's secret war in the Caribbean during the Cold War is revealed as never before in this riveting story of the machinations and blunders of superpowers, and the daring of the mavericks who took them on. During the presidencies of Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, the Caribbean was in crisis, while the United States and the USSR acted out the world's rising tensions in its island nations. Meanwhile the leaders of these nations - the charismatic Fidel Castro, and his mysterious brother Raúl; the ideologue Che Guevara; the capricious psychopath Rafael Trujillo; and François 'Papa Doc' Duvalier, a buttoned-down doctor with interests in Vodou, embezzlement and torture - had ambitions of their own. Alex von Tunzelmann's brilliant narrative follows these five rivals and accomplices from the beginning of the Cold War to its end. The superpowers thought they could use these Caribbean leaders as puppets, but what neither bargained on was that their puppets would come to life. The United States, in its all-consuming fight against communism, stumbled into one disaster after another. First, with the Bay of Pigs, and then with the Cuban Missile Crisis, it helped bring the world as close to catastrophic nuclear war as it has ever been. Red Heatis an authoritative and eye-opening account of a wildly dramatic and dangerous era of international politics that has unmistakable resonance today.

Making a World after Empire

Making a World after Empire

The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives

  • Author: Christopher J. Lee
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: 9780896804685
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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In April 1955, twenty-nine countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East came together for a diplomatic conference in Bandung, Indonesia, intending to define the direction of the postcolonial world. Representing approximately two-thirds of the world’s population, the Bandung conference occurred during a key moment of transition in the mid-twentieth century—amid the global wave of decolonization that took place after the Second World War and the nascent establishment of a new cold war world order in its wake. Participants such as Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Zhou Enlai of China, and Ahmed Sukarno of Indonesia seized this occasion to attempt the creation of a political alternative to the dual threats of Western neocolonialism and the cold war interventionism of the United States and the Soviet Union. The essays in this volume explore the diverse repercussions of this event, tracing the diplomatic, intellectual, and sociocultural histories that have emanated from it. Making a World after Empire consequently addresses the complex intersection of postcolonial history and cold war history and speaks to contemporary discussions of Afro-Asianism, empire, and decolonization, thus reestablishing the conference's importance in twentieth-century global history. Contributors: Michael Adas, Laura Bier, James R. Brennan, G. Thomas Burgess, Antoinette Burton, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Julian Go, Christopher J. Lee, Jamie Monson, Jeremy Prestholdt, Denis M. Tull

Among Empires

Among Empires

  • Author: Charles S MAIER,Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History Charles S Maier
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674021891
  • Category: History
  • Page: 373
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This elegantly written book examines the structure and impact of empires and asks whether the United States shares their traits and behavior. Charles S. Maier outlines the essentials of empire throughout history, then explores the exercise of U.S. power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With learning, dispassion, and clarity, Among Empires offers bold comparisons and an original account of American power.

Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires

Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires

A Decentered View

  • Author: L. Kontler,A. Romano,S. Sebastiani,B. Török
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137484012
  • Category: History
  • Page: 273
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This volume takes a decentered look at early modern empires and rejects the center/periphery divide. With an unconventional geographical set of cases, including the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburg, Iberian, French and British empires, as well as China, contributors seize the spatial dynamics of the scientific enterprise.