The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA

The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA

by Doug Mack

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393247602
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 676,988
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Doug Mack is the author of Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day and has written for Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Jonathan Yen was inspired by the Golden Age of Radio, and while the gold was gone by the time he got there, he's carried that inspiration through to commercial work, voice acting, and stage productions. From vintage Howard Fast science fiction to naturalist Paul Rosolie's true adventures in the Amazon, Jonathan loves to tell a good story.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

A Very Brief Note on the Territories and Their Various Designations xxvii

Chapter 1 The Empire's New Clothes: The Virgin Islands of the United States 1

Chapter 2 Foreign in a Domestic Sense: American Samoa 49

Chapter 3 Offshoring the American Experience: Guam 109

Chapter 4 Land of Opportunity: The Northern Mariana Islands 161

Chapter 5 Be True to Your Home: Puerto Rico 209

Epilogue: The Future of Empire 269

Acknowledgments 281

Further Reading & Notes on Sources 285

Index 289

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