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Book Review: Empires In World History

Empires In World History:  Power And The Politics Of Difference, by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper Empires can be a tricky subject to write about.  It is easy for people to feel a sense of moral fury when it comes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Puritans, Pilgrims, And Merchants

Puritans, Pilgrims, And Merchants:  Founders Of The Northeastern Colonies, by Kieran Doherty Admittedly, this book takes a rather expansive look at what might be considered to be the Northeastern United States in that it not only looks at New England … Continue reading

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Book Review: Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Empire:  A Very Short Introduction, by Stephen Howe Although this series is not uniformly good, it generally does fulfill its appointed task of providing a very short introduction on a given subject.  And empire itself is a highly contentious subject … Continue reading

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Book Review: Imagined Communities

Imagined Communities, by Benedict Anderson This book was, in a way, prophetic, as the author commented on the way that nationalism served as a threat for Marxist regimes and ended up unintentionally predicting the fall of Yugoslavia and the Soviet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pilgrims And Puritans: 1620-1676

Pilgrims & Puritans:  1620-1676 (The Drama Of American History #2), by Christopher Collier & James Lincoln Collier Despite the relatively small numbers of people who were involved in the Pilgrim (hundreds) and Puritan (tens of thousands) migrations to New England … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Hide An Empire

How To Hide An Empire:  A History Of The Greater United States, by Daniel Immerwahr I have to admit that the subject of American imperialism is one that greatly interests me as a reader and writer [1].  And this book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Not-Quite States Of America

The Not-Quite States Of America:  Dispatches From The Territories And Other Far-Flung Outposts Of the USA, by Doug Mack One of the things that one finds out quickly when one has a tendency to read books about empires in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Southwestern Homelands

Southwestern Homelands, by William Kittredge Having read a book by this author before [1], I had an idea of what to expect from this author, and I was not disappointed so much as annoyed by it.  When the author showed … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pirates’ Pact

The Pirates’ Pact:  The Secret Alliance Between History’s Most Notorious Buccaneers And Colonial America, by Douglas R. Burgess, Jr. This book highlights one of the many interesting patterns of American history, and that is the way that buccaneers and pirates … Continue reading

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Book Review: Battles Of The French & Indian War

Battles Of The French & Indian War, by Diane Smolinski I was disappointed in this book, even with fairly low expectations and a generous standard for treating it.  There are some things that this book does very well, and that … Continue reading

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