America's Hidden Empire?

Daniel Immerwahr, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University; Author

The United States spent most of its history conquering, cultivating, and connecting all 50 states. But what if the familiar map, from sea to shining sea, is not just limited to that? With far-flung territories and hundreds of foreign military bases, the United States is a country that extends all over the planet. And while the country’s leaders have frequently disavowed imperial ambitions, Daniel Immerwahr argues that the “history of the United States is the history of an empire.” Where is the United States’ overseas territory, and how has it been governed? Has America pursued a subtle form of imperialism?

Copies of Daniel Immerwahr’s newest book How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States will be available for purchase.

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