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By Thomas F. O'Brien

american citizens' trust of their financial, political, and cultural superiority introduced them on a project to remodel Latin the USA that has developed right into a worldwide strategy of Americanization. From company and philanthropic projects to army interventions, american citizens stimulated by way of self-interest and idealism sought to reshape Latin the USA and gave start to the yank pushed means of globalization.

Synthesizing a wide variety of diplomacy scholarship, together with views from gender, race, and cultural experiences, O'Brien bargains a sweeping background of the Americas that levels from the adventures of eighteenth-century whaling males to the modern fight over globalization. As part of this research, the writer explains how the responses of Latin americans to Americanization have assorted from the vehement rejection of U.S. fiscal dominance to embracing in addition to reconfiguring the icons of yank buyer culture.

O'Brien's objective is to supply readers with a nuanced knowing of ways the folks of the Americas have formed their very own historical past, and stimulated the advance of U.S. fiscal, strategic, and cultural strength on the earth today.

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