Habits of empire a history of american expansion walter nugent on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers discussions abound today about the state of the union its place in the world and the founding fathers intentions did they want the united states to become a republic or an empire thomas jefferson. His stated goal is to trace american expansion over the centuries to reveal habits that have pervaded american thinking over time but he never defines empire and i left thoroughly confused what does the purchase of alaska the negotiations with britain after yorktown and modern multinational corporatism have in common. Clicking export to refworks will open a new window or an existing window if refworks is open already. Habits of empire a history of american expansion user review kirkus detailed dry account of americas efforts to expand its sphere of influence from the nations founding through todayveteran historian nugent into the west the story of its people 1999 etc . Habits of empire a history of american expansion by walter nugent new york alfred a knopf 2008 xvii 387 pp maps illustrations notes bibliography index 3000 cloth 1700 paper two decades ago new western historians led by patricia nelson limerick in legacy of conquest attempted to banish any mention
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