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By Axel Körner, Adam I. P. Smith, N. Miller

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Why has "America" - that's, the U.S. of the United States - turn into a lot more than just a spot within the mind's eye of such a lot of humans all over the world? In either Europe and Latin the USA, the us has frequently been a website of a number of attainable futures, a monitor onto that can be projected utopian goals and dystopian nightmares. even if castigated as a chance to civilized order or championed as a promise of earthly paradise, the US has continuously been handled as a cipher for modernity. It has functioned as an inescapable reference element for either ecu and Latin American societies, not just as a version of social and political association - one to reject as a lot one to emulate - but additionally because the best instance of a society rising from a dramatic range of cultural and social backgrounds.

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23 Disenchantment For some, however, the Civil War pointed to a very different conclusion: that the United States was no longer a beacon of either political democracy or economic opportunity. This was an especially common viewpoint among those who had long harbored a deep mistrust of what America represented. An example is the English historian Lord Acton. In an 1865 lecture, he argued that, before the Civil War, America had been a “distant magnet” that exercised a “power of attraction over Europe of which the great migration is only a subordinate sign,” but that the war showed that those hopes had been proved false.

One can be proud of his species here. ” A few months later, he created equally romanticized images of desperate poverty on the streets of New York: an old man whose “eyes, fixed upon the passers by, were full of tears”; “a poor woman [who] knelt on the sidewalk, as if looking for her grave”; “a hundred robust men, [ . . ”50 On the labor movement, Martí presented a similarly mixed picture. , capitalist power would prevail, as elsewhere), but comparing the United States with Germany, he argued that labor relations were far worse in Germany because there workers lacked the “safety valve” of “the free vote, a free press, [ .

41 of the best known Americans in the world in the late nineteenth century, Henry George. 108 “There was St George; there was George Washington; there is Henry George,” trumpeted Reynolds’s. ”109 As the radical press saw it, George’s crusade sought to reestablish the republican idea that wealth and political power should be based only on the fruits of one’s own labor. His analysis touched a nerve in Britain because of a predisposition to trust the capacity of a vigorously democratic and truly republican government to sustain the common man in a way that the hierarchical British political system never could.

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