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By Nancy H. Kwak

Is there whatever extra American than the suitable of homeownership? during this groundbreaking paintings of transnational background, Nancy H. Kwak unearths how the idea that of homeownership grew to become one in every of America’s significant exports and defining features all over the world. within the aftermath of worldwide warfare II, American advisers instructed international locations to pursue higher entry to homeownership, arguing it'll provide households a literal stake of their countries, jumpstart a efficient home-building undefined, gas monetary development, and lift the traditional of dwelling of their international locations, assisting to thrust back 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 overseas coverage and a automobile for overseas funding within the Fifties, ’60s, and ’70s; and the expansion of lower-income homeownership courses within the usa from the Nineteen Sixties to this day. Kwak unravels these kind of threads, detailing the advanced tales and coverage struggles that emerged from a very American imaginative and prescient for worldwide democracy and capitalism. eventually, she argues, the query of who may still personal houses where—and how—is intertwined with the main tricky questions on economic system, executive, and society.

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