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The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth about Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World

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While there have been many analyses of American imperialism, few have equaled the breadth or insight of America: From White Settlement to World Hegemony, which was one of the first books to provide a historical perspective on the origins of the American empire.

 

Victor Kiernan, heralded by Edward Said as the “great Scottish historian of empire,” employs a nuanced knowledge of history, literature, and politics in his tracing of the evolution of American power. Far reaching and ambitious in its scope, the book combines accounts of the changing relationship between Native Americans and the white population with readings of the works of key cultural figures such as Melville and Whitman, as well as an analysis of the way in which money and politics became so closely intertwined in American democracy. The result is a compelling account of how the country came to be the dangerous global power that it is today. Brought up-to-date with an afterword by John Trumpbour, research director at Harvard Law School,  this new edition includes a look at America’s ongoing war on terror.  

Synopsis:

From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" comes an expos of international corruption. Perkins suggests how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations.

About the Author

John Perkins is founder and president of the Dream Change Coalition, which works closely with Amazonian and other indigenous people to help preserve their environments and cultures. From 1971 to 1981 he worked for the international consulting firm of Chas.T. Main, where he became chief economist and director of economics and regional planning. Perkins has lectured and taught at universities and learning centers on four continents and is a regular lecturer for the Omega Center.

Table of Contents

Introduction by John Trumpbour

Preface by Eric Hobsbawm

Foreword

Part One: The Winning of the National Territory

1. The Birth of a Nation

2. The Pursuit of Happiness

3. White Man and Red Man

Part Two: Middle Decades

4. The literary Mirror

5. From West Indies to Far East

6. Civil War and After

7. The Last Indian Wars

Part Three: Overseas Expansion and the War with Spain

8. The Red Man in Custody

9. New Visions of Empire

10. Latin America and Further Asia

11. Anglo-Saxons and their Wars

Part Four: Imperial Choices for a New Century

12. The Progressivist Era

13. The Philippines Experiment, and Direct or Indirect Rule

14. Dollar Diplomacy in Central America

15. Old World Frustrations, and Ideas of a New World Order

Part Five: Two Strides to World Power

16. Great War and not so great Peace

17. Victory and After: The Mirror of Science Fiction

18. America, the World's Banker

19. Slump Years, and a New Look at the Red Indian

20. From Isolationism to Conquest

Part Six: The American Hegemony

21. Capitalism, Militarism and the Cold War

22. The Old Empires and Neo-Colonialism

23. War in Vietnam and its Repercussions

24. The Middle East and Africa

25. Latin America

26. Retrospect and Prospect

Epilogue by John Trumpbour

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452289574
Author:
Perkins, John
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Kiernan, Victor
Author:
Trumpbour, John
Author:
Perkins, John
Author:
Hobsbawm, Eric
Subject:
International - Economics
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Economics - International
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
New edition
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
460
Dimensions:
9 x 5 in
Age Level:
from 18

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