The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA

By Mack, Doug

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9781681684352
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HighBridge


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Reviewed on May 15, 2017  |  Audio

How did territories as remote as Guam, Hawaii, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico come to be American in the first place? In Mack's (Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day) closely researched account, the answer turns out to be surprisingly simple: the United States just took them. For example, in 1893, American business interests—backed by marines—forced out Hawaii's last ruler, Queen Lili'uokalani; statehood eventually followed, in 1959, and an official congressional apology for th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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