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American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Neil Smith


An American Empire, constructed over the last century, long ago overtook European colonialism, and it has been widely assumed that the new globalism it espoused took us “beyond geography.” This book debunks that assumption, offering an incisive argument that American globalism had a distinct geography and was pieced together as part of a powerful geographical vision. The power of geography did not die with the twilight of European colonialism, but it did change fundamentally. That the inauguration of the American Century brought a loss of public geographical sensibility in the United States wa ... More

Keywords: American Empire, European colonialism, globalism, geography, globalization, global ambition, United States

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520230279
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520230279.001.0001


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