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By Nancy H. Kwak

Is there whatever extra American than the fitting of homeownership? during this groundbreaking paintings of transnational heritage, Nancy H. Kwak finds how the idea that of homeownership grew to become one in every of America’s significant exports and defining features around the globe. within the aftermath of worldwide battle II, American advisers prompt international locations to pursue higher entry to homeownership, arguing it is going to provide households a literal stake of their countries, jumpstart a efficient home-building undefined, gas fiscal development, and lift the normal of residing of their nations, aiding to thrust back the threat of communism.

A global 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 overseas funding within the Nineteen Fifties, ’60s, and ’70s; and the expansion of lower-income homeownership courses within the usa from the Sixties to this present day. Kwak unravels a lot 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 tricky questions on financial system, executive, and society.

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