America and the Americas: The United States in the Western by Lester D. Langley

By Lester D. Langley

In this thoroughly revised and up-to-date variation of the US and the Americas, Lester D. Langley covers the lengthy interval from the colonial period into the twenty-first century, supplying an interpretive creation to the heritage of U.S. family with Latin the US, the Caribbean, and Canada. Langley attracts at the different books within the sequence to supply a extra richly unique and trained account of the position and position of the us within the hemisphere. within the method, he explains how the U.S., 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 constructions and diplomatic postures underlying U.S. coverage making, Langley examines the political, fiscal, and cultural currents that frequently have pissed off inter-American growth and accord. most vital, the better recognition given to U.S. kinfolk with Canada during this version presents a broader and deeper realizing of the customarily arguable position of the country within the hemisphere and, really, in North America.

starting with the French-British fight for supremacy in North the USA within the French and Indian warfare, Langley frames the tale of the yank adventure within the Western Hemisphere via 4 targeted 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 countries and peoples of the Americas took shape. within the moment period, from the 1870s to the Thirties, the us 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 with regards to the worldwide quandary. within the ultimate a part of the ebook, Langley info the efforts of the U.S. to hold out its political and monetary time table within the hemisphere from the early Sixties to the onset of the twenty-first century, merely to be annoyed through governments made up our minds to persist with an self sufficient 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 by means of governments.

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