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Author Butterfield, Samuel Hale.

Title U.S. development aid--an historic first : achievements and failures in the twentieth century / Samuel Hale Butterfield ; foreword by Maurice Williams
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 315 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Contributions to the study of world history, 0885-9159 ; no. 108
Contributions to the study of world history ; no. 108. 0885-9159
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
Summary The first comprehensive account of U.S. development aid policies and implementation operations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, this work is a unique contribution to world history and to the extensive literature on Third World development. Butterfield begins with the remarkable story of why, in 1949, President Truman surprised Americans with his unprecedented development aid policy. He then describes the major alterations in U.S. development aid strategy and operations from 1950 to 2000. Drawing upon his long experience both in Washington and in country aid missions, Butterfield puts a huma
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-291) and index
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Subject Economic assistance, American -- Developing countries -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign economic relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0313085072 (electronic bk.)
9780313085079 (electronic bk.)