American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization / Edition 1

American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization / Edition 1

by Neil Smith
     
 


"This is a dazzling and original book, the product of painstaking and meticulous research, artfully conceived and beautifully written. Given the complexity of the account, its breathtaking range, and the number of vitally important issues to which it speaks, it is written with a clarity that I can only applaud."—Derek Gregory, author of ColonizingSee more details below

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"This is a dazzling and original book, the product of painstaking and meticulous research, artfully conceived and beautifully written. Given the complexity of the account, its breathtaking range, and the number of vitally important issues to which it speaks, it is written with a clarity that I can only applaud."—Derek Gregory, author of Colonizing Geographics

"This is a very good book…. It should become a major work not only of reference but also for reflection on how foreign and commercial policy got shaped in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century."—David Harvey, author of Spaces of Hope

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243385
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/29/2004
Series:
California Studies in Critical Human Geography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
586
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Prologue
Acknowledgments
1The Lost Geography of the American Century1
Pt. 1From Exploration to Enterprise: Geography on the Cusp of Empire
21898 and the Making of a Practical Man31
3"Conditional Conquest": Geography, Labor, and Exploration in South America53
4The Search for Geographical Order: The American Geographical Society83
Pt. IIThe Rise of Foreign Policy Liberalism: The Great War and the New World
5The Inquiry: Geography and a "Scientific Peace"113
6A Last Hurrah for Old World Geographies: Fixing Space at the Paris Peace Conference139
7"Revolutionarily Yours": The New World, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Making of Liberal Foreign Policy181
Pt. IIIThe Empire at Home: Science and Politics
8"The Geography of Internal Affairs": Pioneer Settlement as National Economic Development211
9The Kantian University: Science and Nation Building at Johns Hopkins235
Pt. IVThe American Lebensraum
10Geopolitics: The Reassertion of Old World Geographies273
11Silence and Refusal: Refugees, Race, and Economic Development293
12Settling Affairs with the Old World: Dismembering Germany?317
13Toward Development: Shaking Loose the Colonies347
14Frustrated Globalism, Compromise Geographies: Designing the United Nations374
Pt. VThe Bitter End
15Defeat from the Jaws of Victory419
16Geographical Solicitude, Vital Anomaly454
Collections Consulted463
Notes465
Index539

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