Making the empire work book description millions of laborers from the philippines to the caribbean performed the work of the united states empire forging a global economy connecting the tropics to the industrial center workers harvested sugar cleaned hotel rooms provided sexual favors and filled military ranks. Placing working men and women at the center of the long history of the us empire this book offers new stories of empire that intersect with the grand narratives of diplomatic affairs at the national and international levels missile defense cold war showdowns development politics military combat tourism and banana economics share something in common they all have labor histories . This collection challenges historians to consider the labor that formed worked confronted and rendered the us empire visible the us empire is a project of global labor mobilization coercive management military presence and forced cultural encounter together the essays in this volume recognize the united states as a global imperial player whose systems of labor mobilization and migration stretched from central america to west africa to the united states itself. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. Pdf making the empire work labor and united states imperialism culture labor history download
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