The Marshall Plan: America, Britain and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-1952

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Cambridge University Press, 1987 - History - 482 pages
Michael Hogan shows how The Marshall Plan was more than an effort to put American aid behind the economic reconstruction of Europe. American officials hoped to refashion Western Europe into a smaller version of the integrated single-market and mixed capitalist economy that existed in the United States. Professor Hogan's emphasis on integration is part of a major reinterpretation that sees the Marshall Plan as an extension of American domestic and foreign-policy developments stretching back through the interwar period to the Progressive Era. Michael Hogan is Professor of History at Ohio State University and editor of Diplomatic History.

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Hogan judges the Marshall Plan to be the most successful peacetime foreign policy carried out by the United States in this century. While this is not, perhaps, an especially courageous conclusion ... Read full review

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