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By Nancy H. Kwak

ISBN-10: 022628235X

ISBN-13: 9780226282350

ISBN-10: 022659825X

ISBN-13: 9780226598253

Is there whatever extra American than the appropriate of homeownership? during this groundbreaking paintings of transnational historical past, Nancy H. Kwak finds how the idea that of homeownership grew to become one in all America’s significant exports and defining features worldwide. within the aftermath of global warfare II, American advisers prompt international locations to pursue higher entry to homeownership, arguing it'll supply households a literal stake of their countries, jumpstart a effective home-building undefined, gas fiscal progress, and lift the normal of dwelling of their nations, aiding to push back the threat of communism.

A global of Homeowners charts the emergence of democratic homeownership within the postwar panorama and booming financial system; its evolution as a device of international coverage and a automobile for foreign funding within the Fifties, ’60s, and ’70s; and the expansion of lower-income homeownership courses within the usa from the Sixties to at the present time. Kwak unravels a majority of these threads, detailing the complicated tales and coverage struggles that emerged from a very American imaginative and prescient for worldwide democracy and capitalism. finally, she argues, the query of who should still personal houses where—and how—is intertwined with the main tough questions about economic climate, executive, and society.

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