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The Resource The not-quite states of America : dispatches from the territories and other far-flung outposts of the USA, Doug Mack

The not-quite states of America : dispatches from the territories and other far-flung outposts of the USA, Doug Mack

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The not-quite states of America : dispatches from the territories and other far-flung outposts of the USA
Title
The not-quite states of America
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dispatches from the territories and other far-flung outposts of the USA
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Doug Mack
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Language
eng
Summary
An eye-opening journey to the most overlooked parts of America. Everyone knows that America is 50 states and...some other stuff. Scattered shards in the Pacific and the Caribbean, the not-quite states―American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands―and their 4 million people are often forgotten, even by most Americans. But they're filled with American flags, U.S. post offices, and Little League baseball games. How did these territories come to be part of the United States? What are they like? And why aren't they states?
Summary
When people think about what makes up the United States, they probably think of the 50 states -- but there are other places that are often forgotten (if people know about them at all). Tracing the author's visits to some far-flung U.S. territories, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands, this informative, amusing book provides a fascinating look at each place, its role in history, the people who live there, and their ideas about statehood. If you think you know the United States but can't locate the territories on a map, pick this up -- after all, they are part of the country, too! -- Description by Dawn Towery
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contains biographical information
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10550922
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DLC
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Mack, Doug
Dewey number
909/.0971273
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F965
LC item number
.M33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Mack, Doug
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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dispatches from the territories and other far-flung outposts of the USA
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The not-quite states of America : dispatches from the territories and other far-flung outposts of the USA, Doug Mack
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: The empire's new clothes: the Virgin Islands of the United States -- Chapter 2: Foreign in a domestic sense: American Samoa -- Chapter 3: Offshoring the American experience: Guam -- Chapter 4: Land of opportunity: the Northern Marina Islands -- Chapter 5: Be true to your home: Puerto Rico -- Epilogue: The future of empire
Control code
20857059
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780393247602
Lccn
2016029476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
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  • (OCoLC)ocn951070860
  • (OCoLC)951070860
Label
The not-quite states of America : dispatches from the territories and other far-flung outposts of the USA, Doug Mack
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: The empire's new clothes: the Virgin Islands of the United States -- Chapter 2: Foreign in a domestic sense: American Samoa -- Chapter 3: Offshoring the American experience: Guam -- Chapter 4: Land of opportunity: the Northern Marina Islands -- Chapter 5: Be true to your home: Puerto Rico -- Epilogue: The future of empire
Control code
20857059
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxviii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780393247602
Lccn
2016029476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951070860
  • (OCoLC)951070860

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