Blessed Among Nations: How the World Made America / Edition 1
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Blessed Among Nations: How the World Made America / Edition 1

by Eric Rauchway
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0809030470

ISBN-13: 9780809030477

Pub. Date: 06/26/2007

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Nineteenth-century globalization made America exceptional. On the back of European money and immigration, America became an empire with considerable skill at conquest but little experience administering other people's, or its own, affairs, which it preferred to leave to the energies of private enterprise. The nation's resulting state institutions and traditions

Overview

Nineteenth-century globalization made America exceptional. On the back of European money and immigration, America became an empire with considerable skill at conquest but little experience administering other people's, or its own, affairs, which it preferred to leave to the energies of private enterprise. The nation's resulting state institutions and traditions left America immune to the trends of national development and ever after unable to persuade other peoples to follow its example.

In this concise, argumentative book, Eric Rauchway traces how, from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s, the world allowed the United States to become unique and the consequent dangers we face to this very day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809030477
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
06/26/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     3
Globalization and America     7
Capital     30
Labor     58
Welfare     85
Warfare     122
Americanness on Trial     147
Conclusion     165
Appendix     175
A Note on Motive, Method, and Metaphor     177
Notes     181
Notes and Sources for Figures and Tables     223
Index     229

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