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The Dominion of War : Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000
The Dominion of War Empire and Liberty in North America 1500-2000
Author: Fred Anderson, Andrew Cayton
Americans often think of their nation’s 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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143036517
ISBN-10: 0143036513
Publication Date: 11/29/2005
Pages: 544
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This book is much more about wars that fit into the gaps of our knowledge of ourselves as Americans when we'll fight and support them than it is about the three wars(Revolutionary War, Civil War, and WWII) that constitute the bulk of the rhetoric we embrace about when, how, and why we fight wars as Americans. It is one of the more illuminating books on American history I have read in the past two years. Read it.


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