Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power
  • Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power
  • Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power

Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power

by Bruce Cumings
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300111886

ISBN-13: 9780300111880

Pub. Date: 11/17/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

Cumings chronicles how the movement westward, from the Middle West to the Pacific, has shaped America's industrial, technological, military, and global rise to power. He unites domestic and international history, international relations, and political economy to demonstrate how technological change and sharp economic growth have created a truly bicoastal national

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Cumings chronicles how the movement westward, from the Middle West to the Pacific, has shaped America's industrial, technological, military, and global rise to power. He unites domestic and international history, international relations, and political economy to demonstrate how technological change and sharp economic growth have created a truly bicoastal national economy that has led the world for more than a century. Cumings emphasizes the importance of American encounters with Mexico, the Philippines, and the nations of East Asia. The result is a wonderfully integrative history that advances a strong argument for a dual approach to American history incorporating both Atlanticist and Pacificist perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300111880
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/17/2009
Pages:
641
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Machine in the Garden 3

Ch. 2 "The Remote beyond Compare": Finding California 41

Ch. 3 A Continent in Five Easy Pieces 55

Ch. 4 Manifest Destiny's Offspring: Gold, the Continental Railroad, Texas 94

Ch. 5 Abroad in Search of Monsters to Destroy 126

Ch. 6 East of Eden: The Pacific Northwest 157

Ch. 7 Edens Lush and Frigid 175

Ch. 8 Pacific Crossings: Asians in the New States 197

Ch. 9 A Garden Cornucopia 219

Ch. 10 "There It Is. Take It": Water and Power 244

Ch. 11 Southern California: Island on the Pacific 264

Ch. 12 The State as Pretense of Itself: Developing the West 299

Ch. 13 Postwar California and the Rise of Western Republicanism 335

Ch. 14 In California's Shadow: The Rest of the West in the Postwar Era 363

Ch. 15 Archipelago of Empire: An American Grid for the Global Garden 388

Ch. 16 Silicon Valley: A New World at the Edge of the Sea 424

Ch. 17 Conclusion: The American Ascendancy 471

Appendix 501

Notes 515

Bibliography 553

Index 589

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