Enclaves of America: The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965 by Ron Theodore RobinEnclaves of America: The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965 by Ron Theodore Robin

Enclaves of America: The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965

byRon Theodore Robin

Paperback | July 14, 2014

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Whether determining the style of its embassies or the design of overseas cemeteries for Americans killed in battle, the U.S. government in its rise to global leadership greatly valued architectural symbols as a way of conveying its power abroad. In order to explain the political significance of American monuments on foreign soil, this illustrated book explores the efforts made by the United States from 1900 to 1965 to enhance its image as a military and economic force with displays of artistic achievement.

Originally published in 1992.

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Title:Enclaves of America: The Rhetoric of American Political Architecture Abroad, 1900-1965Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0691601747

ISBN - 13:9780691601748

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Table of Contents


  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • Contents, pg. v
  • List of Illustrations, pg. vii
  • Preface, pg. xi
  • Abbreviations, pg. 2
  • Introduction, pg. 3
  • 1. Prologue: Hesitant Beginnings, pg. 15
  • 2. Incident at Sivry-sur-Meuse, pg. 30
  • 3. From Palace to Plantation House, pg. 63
  • 4. Interlude, pg. 91
  • 5. "Our Own Land on Foreign Soil", pg. 109
  • 6. Foreign Bodies, pg. 136
  • 7. Epilogue: Retreat, pg. 167
  • Notes, pg. 179
  • Bibliographical Essay, pg. 197
  • Index, pg. 203



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"Robin skillfully ... demonstrate[s] how the architectural symbolism of buildings and cemeteries reflected uncertain and often incoherent political and economic aims, and ... eloquently testifies to the often unacknowledged contradictions of [our] democratic image."--Diane Ghirardo, American Historical Review