The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U. S. Culture / Edition 1

The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U. S. Culture / Edition 1

by Amy Kaplan
     
 

Kaplan shows how U.S. imperialism--from "Manifest Destiny" to the "American Century"--has profoundly shaped key elements of American culture at home, and how the struggle for power over foreign peoples and places has disrupted the quest for domestic order. In literature, journalism, film, political speeches, and legal documents, Kaplan traces the undeniable… See more details below

Overview

Kaplan shows how U.S. imperialism--from "Manifest Destiny" to the "American Century"--has profoundly shaped key elements of American culture at home, and how the struggle for power over foreign peoples and places has disrupted the quest for domestic order. In literature, journalism, film, political speeches, and legal documents, Kaplan traces the undeniable connections between American efforts to quell anarchy abroad and the eruption of such anarchy at the heart of the empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674017597
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Series:
Convergences: Inventories of the Present Series, #32
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,316,384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Amy Kaplan is Edward W. Cane Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Social Construction of American Realism.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Manifest Domesticity

2. The Imperial Routes of Mark Twain

3. Romancing the Empire

4. Black and Blue on San Juan Hill

5. Birth of an Empire

6. The Imperial Cartography of W. E. B. Du Bois

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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