As a historian of the United States in the world/US Empire, I find it very strange that, in scholarship on US history, studies of capitalism generally focus on the antebellum period. This is odd to me because the GAPE featured the high-water mark of direct US imperial actions, with the colonial war of pacification in the Philippines as well as the myriad US military interventions and outright occupations throughout the Caribbean basin.
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Colin Fisher. Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Illustrations, maps. 248 pp. $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-1995-8.
Reviewed by William D. Bryan (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2018)
Commissioned by William S. Cossen