A Nation Among Nations

America's Place in World History

Thomas Bender

Hill and Wang

Download Image Thomas Bender A Nation Among Nations

Available Formats

BookeBook
"An original, ambitious, and consistently provocative book that should change the way we study and teach American history." —Eric Foner, Columbia University
 
In this major book, Thomas Bender recasts the developments central to American history by setting them in a global context, and showing both the importance and ordinariness of America’s international entanglements over five centuries.

Bender focuses on five major themes, beginning with 1492 and “the age of discovery,” when people everywhere first felt the transforming effects of oceanic trade. He asks us to see our Revolution as one of several similar rebellions around the globe, and the Civil War as part of a larger history associating the new meaning of nationhood with freedom. He also examines the American commitment to empire from Jefferson’s presidency to our own time, and makes it clear that America’s responses to capitalist industrialization and urbanization were part of a worldwide conversation.

Connect with the Author

Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Reviews

Praise for A Nation Among Nations

“A sophisticated polemic combining intellectual precision with moral passion, written for a general audience in lively prose that is neither condescending nor arcane. Bender does not pretend to write an exhaustive history of the United States but rather whets our appetite with tastes of his global and spatial revisionism.” —Tony Platt, San Francisco Chronicle
 

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Thomas Bender

Thomas Bender, professor of history and the humanities at New York University, is the author and editor of more than a dozen books. He lives in New York City.

Thomas Bender

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

A Nation Among Nations
America's Place in World History
Thomas Bender

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang
December 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780809072354
ISBN10: 0809072351
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages, Includes Notes and an Index
$16.00

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang
December 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429927598
ISBN10: 1429927593
384 pages
$9.99
Back

From The Publisher

Hill and Wang

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back