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By Nancy H. Kwak

Is there whatever extra American than the proper of homeownership? during this groundbreaking paintings of transnational historical past, Nancy H. Kwak unearths how the idea that of homeownership grew to become one among America’s significant exports and defining features world wide. within the aftermath of worldwide conflict II, American advisers suggested 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 monetary progress, and lift the traditional of dwelling of their nations, aiding to chase away the threat of communism.

A international of Homeowners charts the emergence of democratic homeownership within the postwar panorama and booming economic system; its evolution as a device of international 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 Nineteen Sixties to this present day. Kwak unravels most of these threads, detailing the complicated 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 should still personal houses where—and how—is intertwined with the main tough questions about economic climate, govt, and society.

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