Main Street America and the Third World

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This book takes readers through the fascinating, complex Third World connections that shape our lives in profound but subtle ways. Going beyond the generalities, it looks at specific American communities from coast to coast, describing how everything that happens in the Third World--from industrial development to environmental disaster-- influences our daily lives.

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This book collects 23 newspaper stories from a full spectrum of American newspapers in order to display the theme of international political interdependence and, specifically, the relationship between the United States and the Third World. The book is a by-product of a two-year project of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the research affiliate of the Society of Professional journalists. The author, a former foreign correspondent and World Bank official, argues that Americans, generally, are unaware of the existence and importance of the Third World as well as the impact that this bloc of countries has on the West. The book is also a very good general reference for those who are ignorant of the notion of political interdependence. Each article discusses a local economic, social, ecological, or political problem which, in some way, has a connection to the Third World. Hence, trade exports of tobacco has an impact on American tobacco farmers who face anti-smoking campaigns. Brazilian shoe companies are being aided by Virginia banks while Virginia shoe companies shut down. There is no moral message except to sensitize the reader to the reality of the contemporary world. Of added benefit is an appendix providing a list of sources of information of trade associations and government agencies dealing with the Third World along with their addresses and telephone numbers. The book is well-suited for use both in the high school civics classroom and in introductory comparative politics courses at a university. -- From Independent Publisher

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Book Description Seven Locks Press. Paperback. Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, shows signs of shelfwear, edgewear, cover is different to the one on Amazon, tanned edges, bend in cover, 228 pages. Main Street America and the Third World is the most comprehensive survey to date of the many aspects of interdependence that tie Americans to the Third World.Everybody talks about global interdependence. But what does the phrase mean in our everyday lives? How are we affected personally by what happens overseasand particularly by what happens in the Third World countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East?This book takes readers through the fascinating, complex Third World connections that shape our lives in profound but often subtle ways. In doing so, it goes beyond the generalities to look at real life: a shoe factory in Virginia competing with imports from Brazil; wheat farmers in Nebraska experimenting with germplasm from Turkey; Korean and Afghan restaurants thriving in Bloomington, Ind. It tells about specific American communities from coast to coast and describes how everything that happens in the Third Worldfrom industrial development to environmental disasterinfluences our daily lives. Seller Inventory # 16984

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