American Empire – beyond the myth of American exceptionalism

American Empire – beyond the myth of American exceptionalism
17 May 2018, 6.30pm - 8.00pm
The Senate Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Professor A G Hopkins, Emeritus Smuts, Professor of Commonwealth History at the University of Cambridge 

Event Description: 
After 1945, a profound shift in the character of globalization brought the age of the great territorial empires to an end. 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 the Western empires and the world. 
Professor AG Hopkins will discuss the main themes in his new book, ‘American Empire’, together with Professor William Gervase Clarence-Smith, Professor of the Economic History of Asia and Africa, SOAS, University of London,  Professor John Darwin, Professor of Global & Imperial History (retired), Nuffield College, Oxford and Dr Max Edling, Reader Early American History, Department of History, King’s College London

Chair: Dr Sue Onslow, Deputy Director ICWS

American Empire.pdf


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