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Published: 01 March 2017

216 Pages | 10-12 b+w maps

5.55 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781474402149

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American Imperialism

The Territorial Expansion of the United States, 1783-2013

Adam Burns

Published by Edinburgh University Press

BAAS Paperbacks

  • Provides case studies of different examples of US territorial expansion/imperialism, and adds much-needed context to ongoing debates over US imperialism for students of both History and Politics
  • Analyses many of the better known instances of US imperialism (for example, Cuba and the Philippines), while also considering often-overlooked examples such as the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam
  • Explores American imperialism from a "territorial acquisition/long-term occupation" viewpoint which differentiates it from many other books that instead focus on informal and economic imperialism
  • Discusses the presence of the US in key places such as Guantanamo Bay, the Panama Canal Zone and the Arctic