The Empire Trap
The Rise and Fall of the U. S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2012
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $42.00|
| Book Description: |
Throughout the twentieth century, the U.S. government willingly deployed power, hard and soft, to protect American investments all around the globe. Why did the United States get into the business of defending its citizens' property rights abroad? The Empire Trap looks at how modern U.S. involvement in the empire business began, how American foreign policy became increasingly tied to the sway of private financial interests, and how postwar administrations finally extricated...