Dominion from Sea to Sea Pacific Ascendancy and American Power

ISBN-10: 0300168004

ISBN-13: 9780300168006

Edition: 2010

Authors: Bruce Cumings
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Bruce Cumings is a writer, educator, and expert on Asian history and international relations. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1975. Cumings taught history and politics at Northwestern University and served as director of Northwestern's Center for International and Comparative Studies. His studies of Korea resulted in several books, including Korea's Place in the Sun and a two-volume set, The Origins of the Korean War. Cumings served as a historical consultant to a Thames Television production, Korea: The Unknown War. He recounted censorship problems the production faced from the Public Broadcasting System upon its release in the book War and Television. Cumings is the Norman and Edna Freehling Professor of History at the University of Chicago.

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Frontier of the Mind
The Machine in the Garden
"The Remote beyond Compare": Finding California
From Sea to Shining Sea: Manifest Destiny
A Continent in Five Easy Pieces
Manifest Destiny's Offspring: Gold, the Continental Railroad, Texas
Abroad in Search of Monsters to Destroy
Pacific States, New England Peoples
East of Eden: The Pacific Northwest
Edens Lush and Frigid
Pacific Crossings: Asians in the New States
"A Crust of the Earth": Protean California
A Garden Cornucopia
"There It is. Take it": Water and Power
Southern California: Island on the Pacific
A Tipping Point
The State as Pretense of Itself: Developing the West
Postwar California and the Rise of Western Republicanism
In California's Shadow: The Rest of the West in the Postwar Era
Archipelago of Empire: An American Grid for the Global Garden
Silicon Valley: A New World at the Edge of the Sea
Conclusion: The American Ascendancy
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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