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Empire (Groundwork Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

The United States presides over the most far-flung imperial system ever established. This thoughtful study compares the American Empire to those of the past, finding much can be learned from the fates of the British, Roman, Chinese, Incan, and Aztec empires. Laxer draws ominous parallels with the British who discovered too late that empire building ultimately threatens the health of democracy at home.

Documenting how the American Empire works and what it means to the rest of the world, Empire asks: Does the American Empire bring stability to a troubled world? Or, like its imperial predecessors, does it impose inequality and oppression on humanity? And what happens when an empire stumbles?

Review:

"Empire provides an accessible overview of the imperial concept and is particularly useful in its description of American hegemony." CM Magazine

Review:

"..a quick, clear look at past empires [and] an examination of the history and rise of the American empire." Globe and Mail

Synopsis:

The Groundwork Guides provide an overview of key contemporary political and social issues. Tackling pressing and sometimes controversial topics, these guides offer both a lively introduction and a strong point of view.

About the Author

James Laxer, an award-winning author, has written sixteen books, including Stalking the Elephant: My Discovery of America (published by the New Press in New York as Discovering America), and The Border: Canada, the U.S. and Dispatches from the Forty-ninth Parallel. In his review of Stalking the Elephant, David Shribman, Pulitzer prizewinning columnist for the Boston Globe, said: "This is a book by a Canadian that can change the United States." James Laxer is a professor of political science at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780888997067
Author:
Laxer, James
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Subject:
Civics
Subject:
Military policy
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
POL033000
Subject:
Social Science - Politics & Government
Subject:
United States Military policy.
Subject:
Children s-Peace and Justice
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Groundwork Guides
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations, Maps, Charts, and T
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 8 oz
Age Level:
14-17

Related Subjects

Children's » History » World History
Children's » Nonfiction » World History » General
Children's » Peace and Justice

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Product details 144 pages Groundwood Books - English 9780888997067 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Empire provides an accessible overview of the imperial concept and is particularly useful in its description of American hegemony."
"Review" by , "..a quick, clear look at past empires [and] an examination of the history and rise of the American empire."
"Synopsis" by , The Groundwork Guides provide an overview of key contemporary political and social issues. Tackling pressing and sometimes controversial topics, these guides offer both a lively introduction and a strong point of view.
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