The Cousins' Wars

Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN-13 : 9780465013708

Page : 736 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 708 voters

The question at the heart of The Cousins' Wars is this: How did Anglo-America evolve over a mere three hundred years from a small Tudor kingdom into a global community with such a hegemonic grip on the world today, while no other European power—Spain, France, Germany, or Russia—did? The answer to this, according to Phillips, lies in a close examination of three internecine English-speaking civil wars—the English Civil War, the American Revolution, and the American Civil War. These wars between cousins functioned as crucial anvils on which various religious, ethnic, and political alliances were hammered out between the English-speaking cousin-nations, setting them on a unique two-track path toward world leadership—one aristocratic and aloof to dominate the imperial nineteenth century and the other more egalitarian and democratic to take over in the twentieth century. They also functioned as unfortunate and deadly cultural crucibles for African Americans, Native Americans, and the Irish.Phillips's analysis shows exactly how these conflicts are inextricably linked and how they seeded each other. He offers often surprising interpretations that cut across the political spectrum—for instance, that the Constitution of the United States, while brilliant in many respects, was also a fatally flawed political compromise that contributed mightily in setting the stage for the final—and the bloodiest—cousins' war: the American Civil War.With the new millennium upon us and triggering widespread assessment of our nation's place in world history, The Cousins' Wars provides just the kind of magisterial sweep and revisionist spark to ignite widespread interest and debate. This grand religious, military, and political epic is the multi-dimensional story of the triumph of Anglo-America.

More Books:

The Cousins' Wars
Language: en
Pages: 736
Authors: Kevin Phillips
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-07 - Publisher: Basic Books

The question at the heart of The Cousins' Wars is this: How did Anglo-America evolve over a mere three hundred years from a small Tudor kingdom into a global co
The Women of the Cousins' War
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Philippa Gregory
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-15 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Elizabeth Woodville, The White Queen(2009), Margaret Beaufort, The Red Queen(2010), and Jacquetta, Lady Rivers, The Rivers Woman(2011) are the subjects of the f
Philippa Gregory's The Cousins' War 3-Book Boxed Set
Language: en
Pages: 1360
Authors: Philippa Gregory
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-20 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The Red Queen In a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory has brought to life the story of a pro
The Women of the Cousins' War
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: Philippa Gregory
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-08 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Draws on original documents, archaeology, and other sources to share the stories of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, the wife of Edward IV; a
The American Empire and the Fourth World
Language: en
Pages: 683
Authors: Anthony J. Hall
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

In a book that Naomi Klein says could change the world, Anthony Hall shows that the globalization debate actually began in 1492.
Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Sarah Gristwood
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-13 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

The true story of the White Queen and more, this is a thrilling history of the extraordinary noblewomen who lived through the Wars of the Roses.
The Cousins' War
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Philippa Gregory
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

Dark Tides
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Philippa Gregory
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-24 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Tidelands—the “searing portrait of a woman that resonates across the ages” (People)—returns with an evocative hi
Juliet; the white dove of Verona. Beatrice and Hero; the cousins. Olivia; the lady of Illyria
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mary Cowden Clarke
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1891 - Publisher:

Union, Nation, Or Empire
Language: en
Pages: 478
Authors: David C. Hendrickson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: American Political Thought (Un

Shatters the conventional belief that American foreign policy was borne out of a reaction to Pearl Harbor, revealing instead a rich history of debates over the