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The development of nationalism, movement of peoples, imperialism, industrialization, environmental change and the struggle for equality are all key themes in the study of both US history and world history. In this revised and updated new edition, Tyrrell explores the relationship between events and movements in the US and wider world.
Ian Tyrrell is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His previous publications include Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America (2014).
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction 1. Born in the Struggles of Empires: The American Republic in War and Revolution, 1789-1815 2. Commerce Pervades the World: Economic Connections and Disconnections 3. The Beacon of Improvement: Political and Social Reform 4. People in Motion: Nineteenth-Century Migration Experiences 5. Unwilling Immigrants and Diaspora Dreams 6. Racial and Ethnic Frontiers 7. America's Civil War and Its World Historical Implications 8. How Culture Travelled: Going Abroad, c. 1865-1914 9. Building the Nation-state in the Progressive Era: The Transnational Context 10. The Empire That Did Not Know Its Name 11. The New World Order in the Era of Woodrow Wilson 12. Forces of Integration: War and the Coming of the American Century, 1925-1970 13. Insular Impulses: Limits on International Integration, 1925 to 1970 14. From the 1970s to New Globalization: American Transnational Power and its Limits, 1971-2001 Epilogue: "Nothing Will Ever Be the Same": 9/11 and the Return of History NotesFurther Reading Index