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By Mona Domash

this can be a novel interpretation of the connection among consumerism, commercialism, and imperialism throughout the first empire development period of the US within the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. in contrast to different empires in historical past, that have been commonly outfitted on army strength, the 1st American empire was once basically a advertisement one, devoted to pushing items in another country and dominating international markets. whereas the yank executive was once vital, it used to be the good capitalist agencies of the USA – Heinz, Singer, McCormick, Kodak, average Oil – that drove the imperial approach, explicitly linking the acquisition of patron items in another country with 'civilization'. Their continual message to America's prospective buyers was once, 'buy American items and subscribe to the march of progress'. Domosh additionally explores how the photographs of peoples abroad conveyed via items increased America's experience of itself within the world.

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