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This is an interesting book. I have just listened to the podcast. I appreciate that it questions the self-image of empires as having some sort of special mission in history, which yields to exceptionalism. In that regard, American Empire is not different from the British or the Soviet Empire. Also, it particularly resonates with the discussions in Turkish public sphere about the particular place of the Ottoman Empire in terms of its different practices when compared to the Western colonial experiences.
In addition to the wonderful suggestions mentioned above, Owen White's Children of the French Empire is a decent look at the subject through the lens of colonial/imperial history in West Africa. There is also Emmanuelle Saada's excellent Empire's Children for a bit more of a legal perspective on mixed race subjects in the French colonial empire.
Hope this helps!