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How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States

March 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories―the islands, atolls, and archipelagos―this country has governed and inhabited?

In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. Rich with absorbing vignettes, full of surprises, and driven by an original conception of what empire and globalization mean today, How to Hide an Empire is a major and compulsively readable work of history.

Daniel Immerwahr is an associate professor of history at Northwestern University and the author of Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development, which won the Organization of American Historians’ Merle Curti Award. He has written for Slate, n+1, Dissent, and other publications.

 

Cosponsored with SMU’s Clements Department of History and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

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Date:
March 27, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Website:
http://immerwahr.eventbrite.com

Organizer

Phone:
214-768-3210
Email:
CPHinfo@smu.edu
Website:
www.smu.edu/cph

Venue

Dallas Hall 306 (McCord Auditorium)
3225 University Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205 United States
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