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The Resource Dominion from sea to sea : Pacific ascendancy and American power, Bruce Cumings

Dominion from sea to sea : Pacific ascendancy and American power, Bruce Cumings

Label
Dominion from sea to sea : Pacific ascendancy and American power
Title
Dominion from sea to sea
Title remainder
Pacific ascendancy and American power
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Cumings
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"America is the first world power to inhabit an immense land mass open at both ends to the world's two largest oceans - the Atlantic and the Pacific. This gives America a great competitive advantage often overlooked by Atlanticists, whose focus remains overwhelmingly fixed on America's relationship with Europe. Bruce Cumings challenges the Atlanticist perspective in this innovative new history, arguing that relations with Asia influenced our history greatly. Cumings chronicles how the movement westward, from the Middle West to the Pacific, has shaped America's industrial, technological, military, and global rise to power. He unites domestic and international history, international relations, and political economy to demonstrate how technological change and sharp economic growth have created a truly bicoastal national economy that has led the world for more than a century. Cumings emphasizes the importance of American encounters with Mexico, the Philippines, and the nations of East Asia. The result is a wonderfully integrative history that advances a strong argument for a dual approach to American history incorporating both Atlanticist and Pacificist perspectives" -- from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F851
LC item number
.C94 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Dominion from sea to sea : Pacific ascendancy and American power, Bruce Cumings
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. A frontier of the mind. 1. The machine in the garden -- 2. The remote beyond compare: finding California --- II. From sea to shining sea: manifest destiny. 3. A continent in five easy pieces -- 4. Manifest destiny's offspring: gold, the continental railroad, Texas -- 5. Abroad in search of Monsters to destroy --- III. Pacific states, New England peoples. 6. East to Eden: the Pacific Northwest -- 7. Edens Lush and Frigid -- 8. Pacific crossings: Asians in the United States --- IV. A crust of the earth: protean California. 9. A garden Cornucopia -- 10. There it is. Take it: water and power -- 11. Southern California: island and the Pacific -- 12. The state as pretense of itself: developing the West -- 13. Postwar California and the rise of Western republicanism -- 14. In California's shadow: the rest of the West in the postwar era -- 15. Archipelago of the empire: an American grid for the global garden -- 16. Silicon Valley: a New World at the edge of the sea -- 17. Conclusion: The American ascendancy
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 641 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300111880
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2009018236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Label
Dominion from sea to sea : Pacific ascendancy and American power, Bruce Cumings
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. A frontier of the mind. 1. The machine in the garden -- 2. The remote beyond compare: finding California --- II. From sea to shining sea: manifest destiny. 3. A continent in five easy pieces -- 4. Manifest destiny's offspring: gold, the continental railroad, Texas -- 5. Abroad in search of Monsters to destroy --- III. Pacific states, New England peoples. 6. East to Eden: the Pacific Northwest -- 7. Edens Lush and Frigid -- 8. Pacific crossings: Asians in the United States --- IV. A crust of the earth: protean California. 9. A garden Cornucopia -- 10. There it is. Take it: water and power -- 11. Southern California: island and the Pacific -- 12. The state as pretense of itself: developing the West -- 13. Postwar California and the rise of Western republicanism -- 14. In California's shadow: the rest of the West in the postwar era -- 15. Archipelago of the empire: an American grid for the global garden -- 16. Silicon Valley: a New World at the edge of the sea -- 17. Conclusion: The American ascendancy
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 641 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300111880
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2009018236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)

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