Making the Americas: The United States and Latin America from the Age of Revolutions to the Era of Globalization / Edition 1

Making the Americas: The United States and Latin America from the Age of Revolutions to the Era of Globalization / Edition 1

by Thomas F. O'Brien
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826342000

ISBN-13: 9780826342003

Pub. Date: 06/16/2007

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Americans' belief in their economic, political, and cultural superiority launched them on a mission to transform Latin America that has evolved into a global process of Americanization. From corporate and philanthropic initiatives to military interventions, Americans motivated by self-interest and idealism sought to reshape Latin America and gave birth to the

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Americans' belief in their economic, political, and cultural superiority launched them on a mission to transform Latin America that has evolved into a global process of Americanization. From corporate and philanthropic initiatives to military interventions, Americans motivated by self-interest and idealism sought to reshape Latin America and gave birth to the American driven process of globalization.

Synthesizing a broad range of international relations scholarship, including perspectives from gender, race, and cultural studies, O'Brien offers a sweeping history of the Americas that ranges from the adventures of eighteenth-century whaling men to the contemporary struggle over globalization. As a part of this study, the author explains how the responses of Latin Americans to Americanization have varied from the vehement rejection of U.S. economic dominance to embracing as well as reconfiguring the icons of American consumer culture.

O'Brien's goal is to provide readers with a nuanced understanding of how the people of the Americas have shaped their own history, and influenced the development of U.S. economic, strategic, and cultural power in the world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826342003
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
06/16/2007
Series:
Dialogos Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,065,309
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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