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By Neil Smith

An American Empire, built during the last century, in the past overtook eu colonialism, and it's been greatly assumed that the hot globalism it espoused took us "beyond geography." Neil Smith debunks that assumption, delivering an incisive argument that American globalism had a unique geography and was once pieced jointly as a part of a strong geographical imaginative and prescient. the ability of geography didn't die with the twilight of ecu colonialism, however it did switch essentially. That the inauguration of the yank Century introduced a lack of public geographical sensibility within the usa was once itself a political symptom of the rising empire. This e-book offers an essential geographical-historical context for knowing the ability and bounds of latest globalization, that can now be noticeable as representing the 3rd of 3 exact historic moments of U.S. international ambition.

The tale unfolds via a decisive account of the occupation of Isaiah Bowman (1878–1950), the main recognized American geographer of the 20th century. for almost 4 a long time Bowman operated round the vortex of nation strength, operating to carry an American order to the worldwide panorama. An explorer at the well-known Machu Picchu excursion of 1911 who got here to be identified first as "Woodrow Wilson’s geographer," and later as Frankin D. Roosevelt’s, Bowman used to be current on the construction of U.S. liberal overseas coverage.

A quarter-century later, Bowman used to be on the heart of Roosevelt’s country division, serious about the disposition of Germany and heightened U.S. entry to ecu colonies; he used to be defined through Dean Acheson as a key "architect of the United Nations." In that interval he used to be a pacesetter in American technology, served as president of Johns Hopkins collage, and have become an early and vociferous chilly warrior. a sophisticated, contradictory, and from time to time debatable determine who used to be a great deal within the public eye, he seemed at the disguise of Time journal.

Bowman’s profession as a geographer in an period whilst the worth of geography was once deeply wondered offers a different window into the contradictory makes use of of geographical wisdom within the building of the yank Empire. Smith’s old excavation unearths, in wide strokes but with vigorous element, that brand new American-inspired globalization springs now not from the Eighties yet from past moments in 1919 and 1945, either one of which resulted in failure. via recharting the geography of this background, Smith brings the politics—and the limits—of modern globalization sharply into focus.

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