The Not-Quite States Of America : Dispatches From The Territories And Other Far-Flung Outposts Of The Usa

"To truly understand the United States, one must understand The Not-Quite States of America." -Mark Stein, best-selling author of How the States Got Their Shapes Everyone knows that America is 50 states and... some other stuff. The U.S. territories-American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands-and their 4 million people are little known and often forgotten, so Doug Mack set out on a 30,000-mile journey to learn about them. How did they come to be part of the United States? What are they like today? And why aren't they states? Deeply researched and richly reported, The Not-Quite States of America is an entertaining and unprecedented account of the territories' crucial yet overlooked place in the American story.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780393355611
Categories BX, History, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities, Politics and Current Affairs
Author(s) Doug Mack
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Pages 336
Format Paperback
Dimensions 14.2cm x 2.5cm x 20.8cm
Weight 0.285 kg