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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 proper of homeownership? during this groundbreaking paintings of transnational background, Nancy H. Kwak unearths how the idea that of homeownership grew to become certainly one of America’s significant exports and defining features world wide. within the aftermath of worldwide conflict II, American advisers recommended international locations to pursue larger entry to homeownership, arguing it is going to provide households a literal stake of their countries, jumpstart a effective home-building undefined, gasoline monetary progress, and lift the traditional of residing of their nations, assisting to push back the threat of communism.

A global of Homeowners charts the emergence of democratic homeownership within the postwar panorama and booming economic climate; its evolution as a device of overseas coverage and a motor vehicle 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 these types of threads, detailing the advanced tales and coverage struggles that emerged from a very American imaginative and prescient for international democracy and capitalism. eventually, she argues, the query of who may still personal houses where—and how—is intertwined with the main tricky questions about financial system, govt, and society.

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