The Contours of American History

The Contours of American History

William Appleman Williams

Original yr of publication: 1961; 2011 - fwd

William Appleman Williams was once the yankee background profession’s maximum critic people imperialism. The Contours of yankee History, first released in 1961, reached again into British historical past to argue that the connection among liberalism and empire was once in influence a grand compromise, with growth out of the country containing type and race tensions at home.

Coming because it did ahead of the political explosions of the Nineteen Sixties, Williams’s message used to be a deeply heretical one, and but the fashionable Library eventually selected Contours as the most effective a hundred nonfiction books of the twentieth Century. This 50th anniversary variation will introduce this magisterial paintings to a brand new readership, with a brand new creation by way of Greg Grandin, one in every of today’s prime historians people international policy.

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