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Author Go, Julian, 1970-

Title Patterns of empire : the British and American empires, 1688 to the present / Julian Go

Publ Info New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
 PC  E183.7 .G6 2011    DUE 09-04-14
 RWU Main Library  E183.7 .G6 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  E183.7 .G6 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-281) and index
"Patterns of empire comprehensively examines the two most powerful empires in modern history: the United States and Britain. Challenging the popular theory that the American empire is unique, Patterns of empire shows how the policies, practices, forms, and historical dynamics of the American empire repeat those of the British, leading up to the present climate of economic decline, treacherous intervention in the Middle East, and overextended imperial confidence. A critical exercise in revisionist history and comparative social science, this book also offers a challenging theory of empire that recognizes the agency of non-Western peoples, the impact of global fields, and the limits of power"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Imperialism -- History
United States -- Foreign relations
Great Britain -- Foreign relations
United States -- Territorial expansion
Great Britain -- Territorial expansion
ISBN 9781107011830 (hardback)
1107011833 (hardback)
9781107600782 (paperback)
1107600782 (paperback)