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The Great American Mission: Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order (America in the World)

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"The Great American Mission" traces how America's global modernization efforts during the twentieth century were a means to remake the world in its own image. David Ekbladh shows that the emerging concept of modernization combined existing development ideas from the Depression. He describes how ambitious New Deal programs like the Tennessee Valley Authority became symbols
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Hardcover, 386 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Princeton University Press (first published October 12th 2009)
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