Contours of American History by William Appleman Williams

"Contours of American History" is a comprehensive exploration of the historical development of the United States, focusing on its economic, political, and social evolution from colonial times to the 20th century. The book presents a critical analysis of America's expansionist ideology, its impact on indigenous peoples, and its role in shaping the nation's economic and political systems. The author challenges traditional interpretations of American history, arguing that the country's growth was not an inevitable process but was driven by specific economic and political interests.

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