Lester D. Langley's America and the Americas: The United States in the Western PDF

By Lester D. Langley

In this thoroughly revised and up to date variation of the USA and the Americas, Lester D. Langley covers the lengthy interval from the colonial period into the twenty-first century, delivering an interpretive creation to the background of U.S. kinfolk with Latin the US, the Caribbean, and Canada. Langley attracts at the different books within the sequence to supply a extra richly special and educated account of the position and position of the us within the hemisphere. within the strategy, he explains how the USA, in appropriating the values and symbolism pointed out with “America,” has attained a distinct position within the minds and estimation of different hemispheric peoples.

Discussing the formal buildings and diplomatic postures underlying U.S. coverage making, Langley examines the political, fiscal, and cultural currents that regularly have annoyed inter-American development and accord. most crucial, the higher realization given to U.S. kinfolk with Canada during this version offers a broader and deeper figuring out of the usually arguable function of the country within the hemisphere and, fairly, in North America.

beginning with the French-British fight for supremacy in North the US within the French and Indian warfare, Langley frames the tale of the yankee event within the Western Hemisphere via 4 distinctive eras. within the first period, from the 1760s to the 1860s, the elemental personality of U.S. coverage within the hemisphere and American values approximately different international locations and peoples of the Americas took shape. within the moment period, from the 1870s to the Thirties, the U.S. shaped a continental after which a Caribbean empire. From the mid-1930s to the early Nineteen Sixties, the paramount problems with the inter-American adventure on the topic of the worldwide challenge. within the ultimate a part of the ebook, Langley info the efforts of the U.S. to hold out its political and financial time table within the hemisphere from the early Sixties to the onset of the twenty-first century, basically to be annoyed by way of governments decided to stick to an autonomous path. Over greater than 250 years of come across, notwithstanding, the peoples of the Americas have created human bonds and cultural exchanges that stand in sharp distinction to the formal and sometimes conflictive hemisphere crafted via governments.

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