Prof. Daniel Immerwahr, Author of Bestseller How to Hide an Empire, Nov. 10
October 30, 2020
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
Daniel Immerwahr, associate professor of history at Northwestern University and author of the national bestseller How to Hide an Empire: Telling the Story of the Greater United States, will discuss how different U.S. history would look like if it encompassed not only the history of the continental states, but of all U.S. land—the "Greater United States"—on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. on Zoom. The event, free and open to the public, is presented by the UB History Club.
Prof. Immerwahr's writings have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Slate, The Nation, and The New Republic. The critically acclaimed How to Hide an Empire retells U.S. history with the overseas parts of the country included in the story. A map of the United States includes the familiar cluster of states in North America, plus Hawai'i and Alaska in boxes. But what about Puerto Rico? What about American Samoa? The country has held overseas territory—lands containing millions of U.S. nationals—for the bulk of its history. They don't appear often in textbooks, but the outposts and colonies of the United States have been central to its history.
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