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Re: H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: Transnational History and the GAPE

I incorporate transnational ideas when I teach the Progressive Era by leaning on the scholarship of Daniel R. Rodgers. As explained by Rodgers, many American Progressives were inspired by similar reformers in Europe, especially Germany and Britain. For example, I often use Frederic Howe's "The German and the American City" to show my students how Progressives often compared conditions in the United States with those in Europe in order to make their arguments.

Colin D. Moore
Katherine Moran

Moran on Moore, 'American Imperialism and the State, 1893-1921'

Colin D. Moore. American Imperialism and the State, 1893-1921. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xviii + 286 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-60658-2.

Reviewed by Katherine Moran (Saint Louis University) Published on H-SHGAPE (May, 2018) Commissioned by William S. Cossen (H-SHGAPE Book Review Editor; The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology)