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The Lost Geography of the American Century

Neil Smith

in American Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780520230279
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931527 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230279.003.0001
The Lost Geography of the American Century

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This chapter introduces the concept of “lost geography” and the American Century. It begins by discussing the two events that may be considered as the bookends of the American Century and the two central themes of the book. It then examines the rise of the American Empire, which was the most commanding event in the cultural and political economy of the twentieth century. This is followed by discussions on the three formative moments in the rise of the United States to globalism.

Keywords: lost geography; American Century; central themes; American Empire; cultural economy; political economy; formative moments; globalism

Chapter.  11614 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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