In a sense the book is a work of history, but it is a new form of history, composite history, a cross of the political, economic and legal histories. It is a historical inquiry whose development the author says was influenced by the British philosopher Whitehead. To put it in the words of the author, this style history is the history that will bear the tales that will be true in all reference systems. He calls it, his invention para-history.
So the great task of this history is to forage for those vitalities that standard historical reportages ‘dutifully’ miss. To quote the book: “Now it is not essential that American historians and or philosophers know some of these things. In fact they do not need to know. It is the duty of the provincial, who is about to inquire and adapt the metropolitan civilization and ways, to study and unravel all what it is that makes America… that the Americans would not and oftentimes cannot know. This is what we call para-history. Alfred Whitehead, mathematician and one of the finest historical minds first pointed out the troubling but exact insight to us”.
This para-history is literally the big tool the author deploys to probe into the nature of reality in a number of disciplines. The para-history is the big tool. It can be devolved into other daughter tools that may next be used to excavate astonishing new concepts, in economics and the place of minorities in competitive environments.