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An Excerpt from Bye Bye, Miss American Empire

An Excerpt from Bye Bye, Miss American Empire

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It’s been almost a century and a half since a critical mass of Americans believed that secession was an American birthright. But breakaway movements large and small are rising up across the nation. From Vermont to Alaska, activists driven by all manner of motives want to form new states—and even new nations.

The American Empire is dying, says Bill Kauffman in this incisive, eye-opening investigation into modern-day secession. And those rising up to topple that empire are a surprising mix of conservatives, liberals, regionalists, and independents who—from movement to movement—may share few political beliefs but who have one thing in common: a sense that our nation has grown too large, and too powerfully centralized, to stay true to its founding principles.
It’s been almost a century and a half since a critical mass of Americans believed that secession was an American birthright. But breakaway movements large and small are rising up across the nation. From Vermont to Alaska, activists driven by all manner of motives want to form new states—and even new nations.

The American Empire is dying, says Bill Kauffman in this incisive, eye-opening investigation into modern-day secession. And those rising up to topple that empire are a surprising mix of conservatives, liberals, regionalists, and independents who—from movement to movement—may share few political beliefs but who have one thing in common: a sense that our nation has grown too large, and too powerfully centralized, to stay true to its founding principles.

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Published by: Chelsea Green Publishing on Aug 04, 2010
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