Contours Of American History by William Appleman WilliamsContours Of American History by William Appleman Williams

Contours Of American History

byWilliam Appleman Williams

Paperback | November 1, 1988

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William Appleman Williams was one of America s greatest critics of US imperialism. The Contours of American History, first published in 1961, reached back to seventeenth-century British history to argue that the relationship between liberalism and empire was in effect a grand compromise, with expansion abroad containing class and race tensions at home. Coming as it did before the political explosions of the 1960s, Williams s message was a deeply heretical one, and yet the Modern Library ultimately chose Contours as one of the best 100 nonfiction books of the 20th Century.
The leading "revisionist" historian during the years of the cold war, William Appleman Williams played a major role in shaping the perceptions of a generation of young historians. His best-known book, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy (1959), established themes he would pursue throughout his career as a writer and a teacher---the contr...
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Title:Contours Of American HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 5.2 × 7.33 × 1.1 inPublished:November 1, 1988Publisher:W W Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393305619

ISBN - 13:9780393305616

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