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The Resource A nation without borders : the United States and its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910, Steven Hahn

A nation without borders : the United States and its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910, Steven Hahn

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A nation without borders : the United States and its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910
Title
A nation without borders
Title remainder
the United States and its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910
Statement of responsibility
Steven Hahn
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this ambitious story of American imperial expansion and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn takes on the conventional histories of the nineteenth century and offers a perspective that will be as enduring as it is controversial. In the near-century from 1830 to 1910, the United States moved from an agricultural society with a weak central government to an urban and industrial society in which government assumed a significant role. The country's population grew more than tenfold, aided by massive waves of immigrants. Civil warfare erupted. African American slavery was abolished. Native peoples were remanded to reservations. Wars of conquest were waged against Mexicans, Cubans, and Filipinos. And national power and influence were extended across much of the Western Hemisphere and into the Pacific. A Nation Without Borders resets the familiar framework of the nineteenth-century history of the United States by capturing the tensions and contradictions between nation and empire. It places the Civil War in the context of many domestic rebellions against centralized state authority, including those of Native Americans. It fully incorporates the trans-Mississippi West, suggesting the role of the West and South as proving grounds for later imperial projects overseas. It reconfigures the history of capitalism, insisting on the significance of state formation and slave emancipation to its consolidation. And it identifies a sweeping era of "reconstructions" in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries that simultaneously laid the foundations for corporate liberalism and social democracy. As A Nation Without Borders closes in the second decade of the twentieth century, the United States, now a global economic and political power, encountered not only massive warfare between imperial powers in Europe but also a massive revolution on its southern border--the remarkable Mexican Revolution, one of the great revolutions of the twentieth century. It simultaneously defined limits to the imperial reach of the American nation-state and anticipated new challenges the United States would face in the century to come."--Dust jacket
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DLC
Dewey number
973.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.7
LC item number
.H218 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Penguin history of the United States
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A nation without borders : the United States and its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910, Steven Hahn
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [523]-575) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empire and union. Borderlands ; Slavery and political culture ; Markets, money, and class ; Continentalism ; Border wars ; Death of a Union -- Nation and empire. Birth of a nation ; Defining a nation-state ; Capitalism ; Imperial arms ; Alternative paths ; Reconstructions ; Revolution, war, and the borders of power
Control code
ocn944380323
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 596 pages
Isbn
9780670024681
Lccn
2016018053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944380323
  • i9780670024681
Label
A nation without borders : the United States and its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910, Steven Hahn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [523]-575) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empire and union. Borderlands ; Slavery and political culture ; Markets, money, and class ; Continentalism ; Border wars ; Death of a Union -- Nation and empire. Birth of a nation ; Defining a nation-state ; Capitalism ; Imperial arms ; Alternative paths ; Reconstructions ; Revolution, war, and the borders of power
Control code
ocn944380323
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 596 pages
Isbn
9780670024681
Lccn
2016018053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944380323
  • i9780670024681

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