The great American mission : modernization and the construction of an American world order / David Ekbladh.
By: Ekbladh, David.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.America in the world: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 386 pages) : illustrations, map.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400833740; 1400833744; 9786613339751; 661333975X; 1283339757; 9781283339759.Subject(s): Economic development -- United States -- History | Economic assistance, American -- History | Industrial policy -- United States -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Great American Mission : Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order.DDC classification: 338.91/73 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cover; The Great American Mission; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1; The Rise of an American Style of Development, 1914-1937; CHAPTER 2; The Only Road for Mankind: "Modernisation" to Meetthe Challenge of Totalitarianism, 1933-1944; CHAPTER 3; A Gospel of Liberalism: Point Four and Modernization asNational Policy, 1943-1952; CHAPTER 4; "The Proving Ground": Modernization and U.S. Policy in Northeast Asia, 1945-1960; CHAPTER 5.
"The Great American Mission": Modernization andthe United States in the World, 1952-1960CHAPTER 6; A TVA on the Mekong: Modernization at War in SoutheastAsia, 1960-1973; CHAPTER 7; "Everything Is Going Wrong": The Crisis of Development and the End of the Postwar Consensus; CHAPTER 8; New Developments: From the Cold War to the "War on Terror"; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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 of American liberalism's ability to marshal the social sciences, state planning, civil society, and technology to produce extensive social and economic change. For proponents, it became a valuable weapon to check the influence.