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U.S. development aid--an historic first : achievements and failures in the twentieth century

Author: Samuel Hale Butterfield
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2004.
Series: Contributions to the study of world history, no. 108.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1949, President Truman surprised Americans by launching an unprecedented aid programme to assist development in the Third World. This volume examines US aid strategy, how it has changed over the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Butterfield, Samuel Hale.
U.S. development aid--an historic first.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2004
(OCoLC)654299016
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Hale Butterfield
ISBN: 0313319103 9780313319105
OCLC Number: 55036996
Description: xvi, 315 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: A White House surprise --
A summary of 50 years --
Starting off --
Changing assumptions --
Organizing the aid program --
Early country programs: Afghanistan, Chile, India, and Taiwan --
An appealing new strategy --
Kennedy's vision --
Johnson's wars --
Population explosion --
Technical assistance revived --
Trying to reach the rural poor --
Carter and Reagan --
Promoting market forces --
After the Cold War: policies under Bush and Clinton --
Africa's lagging development --
Women in development --
Assessing 50 years of effort.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of world history, no. 108.
Responsibility: Samuel Hale Butterfield ; foreword by Maurice Williams.
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