By Bruce Cumings
America is the 1st global strength to inhabit a big land mass open at either ends to the world’s greatest oceans—the Atlantic and the Pacific. this offers the USA an outstanding aggressive virtue usually ignored by means of Atlanticists, whose concentration continues to be overwhelmingly fastened on America’s courting with Europe. Bruce Cumings demanding situations the Atlanticist point of view during this leading edge new background, arguing that kinfolk with Asia stimulated our background greatly.
Cumings chronicles how the flow westward, from the center West to the Pacific, has formed America’s business, technological, army, and international upward thrust to energy. He unites household and overseas historical past, diplomacy, and political financial system to illustrate how technological switch and sharp monetary progress have created a very bicoastal nationwide financial system that has led the area for greater than a century. Cumings emphasizes the significance of yank encounters with Mexico, the Philippines, and the countries of East Asia. the result's a perfectly integrative heritage that advances a powerful argument for a twin method of American heritage incorporating either Atlanticist and Pacificist perspectives.
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