Monday, August 26, 2019

Daniel Immerwahr: History/US Empire


Borrelli, Christopher. "Almost Everything You Know About US Borders is Wrong." Chicago Tribune (February 25, 2019)

Chen, Adrian. "America Used to Have an Overseas Empire. What Happened to It?" Intelligencer (April 8, 2019)

Immerwahr, Daniel. "Empire State of Mind." On the Media (April 5, 2019) ["Recently, a member of the Trump administration called Puerto Rico “that country,” obscuring once more the relationship between the island colony and the American mainland. In a special hour this week, On the Media examines the history of US imperialism — and why the familiar US map hides the true story of our country. Brooke spends the hour with Northwestern University historian Daniel Immerwahr, author of How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States."]

---. "The History Of American Imperialism, From Bloody Conquest To Bird Poop." Fresh Air (February 18, 2019) ["Historian Daniel Immerwahr shares surprising stories of U.S. territorial expansion, including how the desire for bird guano compelled the seizure of remote islands. His book is How to Hide an Empire."]

---. "How the US Has Hidden Its Empire." The Guardian Audio Long Read (March 4, 2019) ["The United States likes to think of itself as a republic, but it holds territories all over the world – the map you always see doesn’t tell the whole story."]

---. "'How to Hide an Empire': Daniel Immerwahr on the History of the Greater United States." Democracy Now (March 5, 2019) ["“How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States.” That’s the title of a new book examining a part of the U.S. that is often overlooked: the nation’s overseas territories from Puerto Rico to Guam, former territories like the Philippines, and its hundreds of military bases scattered across the globe. We speak with the book’s author, Daniel Immerwahr, who writes, “At various times, the inhabitants of the U.S. Empire have been shot, shelled, starved, interned, dispossessed, tortured and experimented on. What they haven’t been, by and large, is seen.” Immerwahr is an associate professor of history at Northwestern University."]

---. "Telling the History of the US Through Its Territories." Smithsonian (January 2019)

---. "Trump neglects and demeans U.S. territories. It’s an American tradition." The Washington Post (February 27, 2019)

---. "'United States' to Imperial America." Empire Files (August 19, 2019) ["The global expanse of US military bases is well-known; but it's actual territorial empire is largely hidden. The true map of America is not taught in our schools. Abby Martin interviews history Professor Daniel Immerwahr about his new book, 'How To Hide An Empire,' where he documents the story of our "Greater United States.""]

Szalai, Jennifer. "How To Hide an Empire Shines Light On America's Expansionist Side." The New York Times (February 13, 2019)

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