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What are the costs of creating a global empire? Join four distinguished scholars as they consider Joshua Freeman's new book, American Empire, 1945-2000: The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home and the profound shifts in economic and political power that have taken place in America since the Second World War. Freeman argues that a democratic revolution took place in the United States after the war, which was linked to a period of enormous economic growth. In the 1970s, when the well-distributed economic growth ground to a halt, benefits accrued only to corporations and the rich. America was in the process of transforming itself into a new kind of empire, with consequences we are living with today.

Cosponsored by the PhD program in History; the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics; and the Murphy Institute.

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