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America: The New Imperialism from White Settlement to World Hegemony
The invasion and occupation of Iraq have sparked considerable discussion about the nature of American imperialism, but most of it is focused on the short term. The classical historical approach of this book provides a convincing and compelling analysis of the different phases of American imperialism, which have now led to America becoming a global hegemon without any serio ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published June 17th 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published 1978)
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This book is a historical, sociological and political account of the United States of America as a nation built over colonization and prejudice. White religious men thinking seriously about their divine mission of submitting to slavery and bondage people seen as inferior evolved to political-economical domination and imperialism. Eric Hobsbawm wrote the preface and John Trumpbour added an astonishingly clear epilogue that brings out understanding of historical trends today and may help people in ...more
Professor Victor Gordon Kiernan was a British Marxist historian and a former member of the Communist Party Historians Group with a particular focus on the history of imperialism.More about V.G. Kiernan...