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Outside InThe Transnational Circuitry of US History$
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Andrew Preston and Doug Rossinow

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190459840

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459840.001.0001

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America within the World

(p.1) Introduction
Outside In

Andrew Preston

Doug Rossinow

Oxford University Press

The essays in Outside In demonstrate the inadequacy of any unidirectional concept of “the US and the world,” although they stress the worldly forces that have shaped Americans. At the same time, these essays disrupt and complicate the very idea of simple inward and outward flows of influence, showing how Americans lived within transnational circuits featuring impacts and influences running in multiple directions. Outside In also transcends the divide between work focusing on the international system of nation-states and transnational history that treats nonstate actors exclusively. The essays assembled here show how to write transnational history that takes the nation-state seriously, even in an era of globalization, explaining that governments and nonstate actors were never sealed off from one another in the modern world. Agents of religion, diplomacy, economic neoliberalism, and warfare all appear in these essays, as do actors from across the political spectrum. These essays point the way toward a more concrete and fully internationalized vision of modern American history.

Keywords:   transnational, international, circuit, nation-state, nonstate actor, globalization, religion, neoliberalism

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