Imperialism and the developing world: how Britain and the United States shaped the global periphery (2020)
in: Oxford scholarship online
How did Western imperialism shape the developing world? Atul Kohli tackles that question by analyzing British and American influence on Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America from the age of the British East India Company to the most recent U.S. war in Iraq. He argues that both Britain and the U.S. expanded to enhance their national economic prosperity, and shows how Anglo-American expansionism hurt the economic development in poor parts of the world.