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The Revolutionary Mission : American Enterprise in Latin America, 1900-1945 - Thomas F. O'Brien

The Revolutionary Mission

American Enterprise in Latin America, 1900-1945

Paperback Published: 17th January 2000
ISBN: 9780521663441
Number Of Pages: 376

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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 is the first book to explore the impact of American corporate culture on Latin American societies and to examine its influence on the populist nationalist movements of the 1930s.

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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

List of mapsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Merchant Republic to Corporate Empire
Merchant republic to corporate empirep. 13
Marines and Cultural Revolution in Central America
Liberal revolutions and corporate culturep. 47
Nicaraguap. 56
Hondurasp. 80
The alliance for modernizationp. 109
Resistance communitiesp. 137
Salitreras and socialismp. 163
Sugar and Power in Cuba
Sugar and powerp. 205
Revolution and reactionp. 230
Mexico: Patriotism and Capitalism
The Americanization of the Mexicanp. 251
Nationalism and capitalismp. 285
Conclusion and epiloguep. 313
Sourcesp. 331
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9780521663441
ISBN-10: 052166344X
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 17th January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.11  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.5