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By David Russo

ISBN-10: 0275968960

ISBN-13: 9780275968960

This examine is the 1st interpretive textual content for the research of yank exceptionalism and the 1st total evaluation of geographic, political, financial, social, and cultural features of the yank earlier written from a world point of view. Russo argues that existence within the usa will be larger understood whether it is tested from both a much broader perspective-the English conversing international, the Western Hemisphere, Western Civilization-or a narrower perspective-regional and native diversifications. even if the americans have been innovative-in their multi-ethnic and multi-racial society, of their egalitarian social ideals, of their political democracy-their thoughts have been quickly copied through others. as a result, Russo argues, they're now not highly American.

Using countries because the foundation for fields of research can either demonstrate and warp the ancient list. while one considers diversified views, America's distinctiveness recedes in significance. American tradition was once a version of a much broader Western tradition. the yank economic climate was once an extension of Western capitalism, no matter if agrarian, advertisement, or commercial. American society was once a Western society with racial castes and multi-ethnic additions to the inhabitants. American executive functioned like different Western governments, regardless of leading edge varieties: Republican, then democratic. the yank previous is hence obvious to be a long way much less distinct than prior syntheses have assumed.

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