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The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000, Anderson, Fred; Cayton, Andrew
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Author Name    Anderson, Fred; Cayton, Andrew

Title   The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Viking Adult

ISBN Number    0670033707 / 9780670033706

Seller ID   SKU1038167

0670033707 1st/1st, First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket under mylar.

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Americans often think of their nationas history as a movement toward ever-greater democracy, equality, and freedom. Wars in this story are understood both as necessary to defend those values and as exceptions to the rule of peaceful progress. In "The Dominion of War," historians Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton boldly reinterpret the development of the United States, arguing instead that war has played a leading role in shaping North America from the sixteenth century to the present.

Anderson and Cayton bring their sweeping narrative to life by structuring it around the lives of eight menaSamuel de Champlain, William Penn, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur, and Colin Powell. This approach enables them to describe great events in concrete terms and to illuminate critical connections between often-forgotten imperial conflicts, such as the Seven Yearsa War and the Mexican- American War, and better-known events such as the War of Independence and the Civil War. The result is a provocative, highly readable account of the ways in which republic and empire have coexisted in American history as two faces of the same coin. "The Dominion of War" recasts familiar triumphs as tragedies, proposes an unconventional set of turning points, and depicts imperialism and republicanism as inseparable influences in a pattern of development in which war and freedom have long been intertwined. It offers a new perspective on Americaas attempts to define its role in the world at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

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