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Extractive Imperialism in the Americas
Capitalism's New Frontier
In this wide-ranging volume two leading scholars of the region critically examine the new extractive-imperialism bearing down on the Americas
In this wide-ranging collection, leading scholars from different disciplines critically examine the new extractive imperialism bearing down on the Americas.

Recent changes in the global economy, particularly the growing demand for energy and natural resources, have produced a massive and devastating pillage of resources in the developing world by multinational corporations and States. These developments have also brought about a major change in the form taken by imperialism, and a renewed focus on the Americas as a source of plunder. Extractive Imperialism explores the changing face of US imperialism in the regional context of the Americas, a major stage in the unfolding drama of a system in crisis

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