Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Synopsis

"In One eloquent essay after another, some of the wisest historians of our time write American history in a grand cosmopolitan context. From the era of discovery to the present, histories that we thought we knew--of labor, of race relations, of politics, of gender relations, of diplomacy, of ethnicity--are more richly understood when causes and consequences are traced throughout the globe. One emerges invigorated, ready to welcome a new American history for a new international century."--Linda K. Kerber, author of "No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship

""Rethinking American History in a Global Age is an extremely stimulating and thought-provoking collection of essays written by leading historians who offer wider contexts for illuminating the traditional themes and issues of American national history. Particularly impressive is the book's combination of caution and original, sometimes daring insights."--David Brion Davis, author of "In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery

"For decades American historians have been urging one another to place our culture in comparative or transnational perspective. Thomas Bender's unique volume includes not only essays theorizing such efforts and essays exemplifying such work at its most successful and its most provocative, it also provides more skeptical assessments questioning whether American historians can meet the challenge of overcoming our longstanding national preoccupations. "Rethinking American History in a Global Age is an indispensable book that will shape the work of a rising generation of historians whose horizons will extend beyond our own shores."--James T.Kloppenberg, author of "The Virtues of Liberalism

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Thomas Bender
  • Prasenjit Duara
  • Akira Iriye
  • Charles Bright
  • Michael Geyer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2002

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