美国帝国是一项学术性的全景作品，它对美国历史提出了大胆的全球新观点。 将读者从殖民时代带到今天，霍普金斯大学展示了美国和西欧在很长的一段时期内如何遵循类似的轨迹，并没有发生分歧，以及美国对英国和欧洲的依赖如何比以前理解的要晚得多地延伸到了19世纪。 。 跨越三个世纪的叙事，美国帝国超越了美国例外论的神话，将美国置于塑造西方帝国和世界的全球历史力量的更广泛背景下。
“Compelling, provocative, and learned. This book is a stunning and sophisticated reevaluation of the American empire. Hopkins tells an old story in a truly new way–American history will never be the same again.”–Jeremi Suri, author of The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office.Office.
A new history of the United States that turns American exceptionalism on its head
American Empire is a panoramic work of scholarship that presents a bold new global perspective on the history of the United States. Taking readers from the colonial era to today, A. G. Hopkins shows 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. A sweeping narrative spanning three centuries, 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 Western empires and the world.