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Cambridge Latin American Studies: The Revolutionary Mission: American Enterprise in Latin America, 1900-1945 Series Number 81 (Paperback)
  • Cambridge Latin American Studies: The Revolutionary Mission: American Enterprise in Latin America, 1900-1945 Series Number 81 (Paperback)
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Cambridge Latin American Studies: The Revolutionary Mission: American Enterprise in Latin America, 1900-1945 Series Number 81 (Paperback)

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Paperback 376 Pages / Published: 13/11/1999
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During the twentieth century, American corporations have spread American material productivity and American values such as consumerism and competitiveness around the globe. People in other nations have accepted some aspects of American corporate culture while vehemently rejecting others. The Revolutionary Mission explores this complex process as it unfolded in Latin America in the decades before World War II. Professor O'Brien examines Latin American responses to that culture which conveyed the promises of material betterment and individual freedom while also emphasizing the cult of the individual, unquestioning acceptance of disparities created by unremitting competition, and values legitimized by functionality rather than historical precedent.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521663441
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm


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'This book will become a standard source about the economic role of the United States in Latin America during the first third of the tweniteth century.' Paul W. Drake, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
'The book's broad historical sweep and cross historical focus make it a most valuable addition to the literature on the impact of the depression on labour insurgencies in Latin America and on the vast literature on populism and nationalism. More concretely it will be obligatory reading for students of revolutionary nationalism.' Barry Carr, Journal of Latin American Studies
'This is a superb analysis of how American corporations worked as remarkable transforming agents on their host cultures. It can be read with immense profit by historians of all stripes.' Lawrence A. Clayton, Journal of American History
"O'Brien's case studies of Mexico, Chile, Peru, Cuba, and Honduras are brilliant....The book is insightful, full of hard-to-come-by data, and easy to read." Choice
"This book will become a standard source about the economic role of the United States in Latin America during the first third of the twentieth century....this is a worthwhile, clear-headed study of inter-American interactions outside diplomatic channels." Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"...this is a superb analysis of how American corporations worked as remarkable transforming agents on their host cultures. It can be read with immense profit by historians of all stripes." Journal of American History
"This is a sophisticated book, espousing no single theoretical frame, and focusing on the social rather than the economic impact of U.S. corporate culture. The prose style is balanced and cool." The Historian
"...good examples of Americanists...whose work takes in more of the Americas." American Studies International

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