Enclaves of America: The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965 (Princeton Legacy Library)

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Whether determining the style of its embassies or the design of overseas cemeteries for Americans killed in battle, the U.S. government in its rise to global leadership greatly valued architectural symbols as a way of conveying its power abroad. In order to explain the political significance of American monuments on foreign soil, this illustrated book explores the efforts made by the United States from 1900 to 1965 to enhance its image as a military and economic force with displays of artistic achievement.

Originally published in 1992.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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"In my readings on foreign relations, I have never encountered anything as filled with fascinating new data and insights as this. It is truly a tour de force, a brilliant new interpretation of America's ascent to international power status."--Akira Iriye, Harvard University


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Ron Robin is Professor of History and Communication Studies and Dean of Students at the University of Haifa. He is the author of "The Making of the Cold War Enemy: Culture and Politics in the Military Intellectual Complex "(2001), "The Barbed Wire College: Reeducating German POWs in the United States during World War II "(1995), and "Enclaves of America: The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965 "(1992).

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