This intervention gestures to histories of American empire from a perspective born outside America’s shores—in other words and other worlds, an un-American story of American empire. Seen from elsewhere, American empire appears both intimate and distant, at once singular and multiple, a vast terrain and a small place. For instance, how can we supplement a story of race and racial capitalism that includes the received parameters of the American story of race, but is not bracketed within them. Among other things, it may entail continued work drawing the shape of our blinders by developing a genealogy of the categories of race and colonialism in ways that speak to their dynamic and unstable histories. Even in our own work as Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) and Critical Race Theory (CRT) scholars, the categories of race and colonialism can be rendered rigid and reified. Understood in binaries of the West and the rest, or of whiteness and the other, these can present as stable, dichotomized, transhistorical categories recognizable across place and time. To rethink possible futures from the margins would require not only challenging Eurocentricism, but also revisiting, decentering, and reinventing established approaches to challenging Eurocentricism themselves.