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Promise and Peril

America at the Dawn of a Global Age

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674503878

Publication Date: 03/23/2015

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464 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 halftones

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Christopher McKnight Nichols is Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Humanities, and founder of the Citizenship and Crisis Initiative at Oregon State University.

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