Write a short essay on imperialism throughout history based on the following sources: (1) Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War, vii-ix; and, Book I, Ch. 6 (the debate at Sparta); Book 2, Ch. 4
(Pericles’ funeral ovation); and Book 5, Ch. 7 (the Melian dialogue). (2) Benjamin Cohen, The Question of Imperialism, p.229-58. (3) J.A. Hobson, Imperialism, p.71-93. (4) V.I. Lenin, Imperialism,
p.62-98. (5) Pagden, Anthony Lords of All the World: Ideologies of Empire in Spain, Britain and France, c. 1500-c.1800, Chapter 1. (6) Porter, Andrew. European Imperialism, 1860-1914. Houndmills:
Macmillan, 1994, Chapter 1. (7) Eisenstadt, S. N. The Political Systems of Empires. New York: Free Press, 1963, p. 3-5, 10-24. (8) Paul Baran, “On the Political Economy of Backwardness,” The
Manchester School of Economy and Social Studies, January, 1952, V.>0<, No. 1: p.66-84. (9) Joseph Schumpeter, Imperialism and Social Classes, p.83-130. (10) John Stuart Mill, Essays on Equality, Law, and Education, p.111-24. (11) Tony Smith, The Pattern of Imperialism (read applicable chapters). (12) Mann, Michael The Sources of Social Power, Vol. 1: A History of Power from the Beginning to A.D. 1760, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986: Chapter 5, “The First Empires of Domination,” p. 130-178, and Chapter 8, “Revitalized Empires of Domination,” p. 231-249. (13) Kuhrt, Amalie “The Achaemenid Persian Empire (c. 550-c. 330 BCE): Continuities, Adaptations, Transformations, in Susan E. Alcock et al. (eds.), Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History, pp. 93- 123. (14) G.John Ikenbeny, °A Liberal Hegemony or Empire? American Power in the Age of Unipolarity, in David Held and Mathias Koenig-Archibugi, eds., American Power in the Twenty-First Century, 2004, 83-113. (15) William Appleman Williams, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, Chs. 1, 2 and 6. (16) Stephen Krasner, Defending the National Interest, Ch. 2. (17) Franz Schurmann, The Logic of World Power, Ch. 1 (skim; read for the focus on ideology as the driving variable of American imperialism). (18) Daniel H. Nexon and Thomas Wright, ‘What is at Stake in the American Empire Debate,* American Political Science Review, May 2007 (a useful definitional exercise that distinguishes imperialism from hegemony and unipolarity). (19) Mall Ferguson, Colossus, 2004 (read applicable chapters. Argues that the U.S. runs an empire but is reluctant to admit it; urges the U.S. to be a more effective imperial power). (20) Charles Maier, Among Empires, 2006 (read applicable chapters. A liberal account that situates U.S. ’empire* in a comparative context; focus is on U.S. Relations with Europe). (21) Motyl, Alexander J. 2006. is Everything Empire? Is Empire Everything?’ Comparative Politics 38 (2): 229-249. (A critique of some of the recent literature that characterizes the US as imperialist). (22) Jeremi Suri, “The Limits of American Empire: Democracy and Militarism in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries,” in Alfred W. McCoy and Francisco A. Scarano, eds., Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modem American State (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2009), 523-531 (23) Christina Duffy Burnett and Burke Marshall, “Between the Foreign and the Domestic: The Doctrine of Territorial Incorporation, Invented and Reinvented,” from Burnett and Marshall, eds., Foreign in a Domestic Sense: Puerto Rico, American Expansion, and the Constitution (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001), p. 1-36 • (24) Paul A Kramer, The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press 2006), chap. 4. (25) Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. 2011. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference (read applicable chapters).• (26) Louis A Perez Jr., The War of 1898.
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