Globalization and the American Century / Edition 1

Globalization and the American Century / Edition 1

by Alfred E. Eckes, Jr Alfred E., Thomas W. Zeiler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521009065

ISBN-13: 9780521009065

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Alfred Eckes and Thomas Zeiler argue that the "American Century" of global leadership resulted from revolutionary improvements in technology combined with the leadership elite's enthusiasm for free trade. The authors reveal how this formula helped the nation rise to economic power after the Spanish-American War, and win both world wars and the Cold War. America's

Overview

Alfred Eckes and Thomas Zeiler argue that the "American Century" of global leadership resulted from revolutionary improvements in technology combined with the leadership elite's enthusiasm for free trade. The authors reveal how this formula helped the nation rise to economic power after the Spanish-American War, and win both world wars and the Cold War. America's power and cultural influence soared as business and financial interests pursued global market dominance in the following decade. But the tragic events of September 2001 and the growing volatility of global finance raise questions as to whether the era of American-led globalization is sustainable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521009065
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Americanizing Britain's world, 1898–1913; 2. Globalization in war and peace, 1914–1920; 3. Exporting the American dream, 1921–1929; 4. Business busted, diplomacy destroyed, 1929–1939; 5. Defending allies, developing frontiers, 1939–1946; 6. Containing and consuming, 1947–1957; 7. Transforming the world, 1958–1973; 8. Enduring the crises, 1973–1986; 9. Freedom and free trade, 1986–1995; 10. Folding the flag: globalization and the new millennium.

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