Crossing empires : taking U.S. history into transimperial terrain / edited by Kristin L. Hoganson and Jay Sexton.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksAmerican encounters/global interactions: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resource (vii, 349 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781478007432; 1478007435Subject(s): Transnationalism | Cosmopolitanism -- United States | Transnationalism -- Political aspects -- United States | International relations | Cosmopolitanism | International relations | Transnationalism | United States | HISTORY / WorldGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Crossing empires.DDC classification: 327.73 LOC classification: JZ1320 | .A276 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index
"The goal of ACROSS EMPIRES is to add nuance and scope to strands of transnationalism that neglect the imperial dimensions of border-crossing histories and the imperial origins of modern globality. While embracing the fundamental premise of transnationality-the value of following historical subjects wherever they lead--this collection suggests that transnational analysis can distort the past when used too broadly, because transnationality is premised on state-to-state interactions and firmly bordered states. It is often insufficient to reflect the exchange of peoples, goods, ideas, and services across multiple empires or the layered experiences of communities within overlapping empires. The essays likewise underscore the need to provide a broad perspective on asymmetric power relations and to place the histories of particular imperial formations in the larger context of global history, which through World War II meant a world dominated by imperial powers. The essays were crafted after the Brexit referendum and during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and its aftershocks. These events were, in part, products of the imperial entanglements that have given modern globalization its distinctive form: economic inequality; ethnic, racial, gender, and cultural tensions; immigration; and geopolitical rivalries. In this age of conflict over the terms of global integration, it is fruitful to reassess imperial inheritances."--Provided by publisher
In pursuit of profit -- Fur sealing and unsettled sovereignties / John Soluri -- Crossing the Rift: American steel and colonial labor in Britain's East Africa protectorate / Stephen Tuffnell -- Transimperial politics 'our indian empire': the transimperial origins of U.S. liberal imperialism / Michel Gobat -- Empire, democracy, and discipline: the transimperial history of the secret ballot / Julian Go -- Medicine to drug: opium's transimperial journey / Anne L. Foster -- Governing structures -- One service, three systems, many empires: the U.S. Consular Service and the growth of U.S. global power, 1789-1924 / Nicole M. Phelps -- Transimperial roots of American anti-imperialism: the Transatlantic radicalism of free trade, 1846-1920 / Marc-William Palen -- The permeable South: imperial interactivities in the Islamic Philippines, 1899-1930s / Oliver Charbonneau -- Living transimperially -- Liberian colonization and African American migration across Anglophone settler colonial empires / Ikuko Asaka -- Entangled in empires: British Antillean migrations in the world of the Panama Canal / Julie Greene -- World War II and the promise of normalcy: overlapping empires and everyday life in the Philippines / Genevieve Clutario -- Resistance across empires -- Fighting John Bull and uncle Sam: South Asian revolutionaries confront the modern state / Moon-Ho Jung -- Indigenous child removal and transimperial indigenous women's activism across settler colonial nations in the late twentieth century / Margaret D. Jacobs
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Author notes provided by SyndeticsKristin L. Hoganson is Stanley S. Stroup Professor of United States History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of The Heartland: An American History .
Jay Sexton is Kinder Institute Chair in Constitutional Democracy and Professor of History at the University of Missouri and author of A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History .