WIGH/WCFIA: Book talk for American Empire: A Global History w/ AG Hopkins


Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS South, S020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

AG Hopkins, Emeritus Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, University of Cambridge

American Empire book coverAmerican Empire (Princeton University Press) is a panoramic work of scholarship that presents a bold new global perspective on the history of the United States. Drawing on his expertise in economic history and the imperial histories of Britain and Europe, A. G. Hopkins takes readers from the colonial era to today to show how, far from diverging, the United States and Western Europe followed similar trajectories throughout this long period, and how America’s dependency on Britain and Europe extended much later into the nineteenth century than previously understood. American Empire goes beyond the myth of American exceptionalism to place the United States within the wider context of the global historical forces that shaped the Western empires and the world.



Presented by the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, with support from the Warren Center