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Long-Term Research Fellowships at The Huntington Library
Steve Hindle, Huntington Library

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How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States (Book)
Title: How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States
Author: Daniel Immerwahr
Abstract: We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories?the islands, atolls, and archipelagos?this country has governed and inhabited? In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. We travel to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U.S. Congress. In the years after World War II, Immerwahr notes, the United States moved away from colonialism. Instead, it put innovations in electronics, transportation, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies. Rich with absorbing vignettes, full of surprises, and driven by an original conception of what empire and globalization mean today, How to Hide an Empire is a major and compulsively readable work of history.
Year: 2019
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0374172145
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

John Scarlett Davis, "The Interior of the British Institution Gallery, 1829" (Book Section)
Title: John Scarlett Davis, "The Interior of the British Institution Gallery, 1829"
Author: Catherine Roach
Editor: Martina Droth, Nathan Flis, & Michael Hatt
Abstract: "Britain in the World" presents highlights from the collection of the Yale Center for British Art. Included alongside iconic works -- such as George Stubbs's "Zebra," Sir Joshua Reynolds's "Miss Prue," and J. M. W. Turner's "Dort" -- are diverse and fascinating objects that range from the Tudor period to the present day. This beautifully illustrated volume offers a valuable glimpse into the Center's vast and varied holdings. It also reveals British art as a global phenomenon, shaped and characterized by cultural exchange, exploration, scientific discovery, and, crucially, by the long history of colonialism and empire. This book illustrates the myriad ways in which visible and invisible global connections are present in the visual and material culture of Britain.
Year: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Book Title: Britain in the World: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art