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Among Empires

American Ascendancy and Its Predecessors

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674025561

Publication Date: 10/30/2007

Academic Trade

384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

4 line, 3 tables


  • Prologue: Questions at the Outset
  • I. Recurring Structures
    • Introduction: The Imperial Arena
    • 1. What Is an Empire?
    • 2. Frontiers
    • 3. “Call It Peace”
  • II. America’s Turn
    • Introduction: Highland Park and Hiroshima
    • 4. Frontiers and Forces in the Cold War
    • 5. An Empire of Production
    • 6. An Empire of Consumption
  • Afterword: The Vase of Uruk
  • Tables
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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