Trade and the American Dream: A Social History of Postwar Trade Policy

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Trade and the American Dream Every hour of every day Americans see, smell, taste, or hear goods and services traded between the United States and other nations. Trade issues are front-page news but most Americans know little about the potential impact of global economic interdependence on their jobs, standard of living, and quality of life.In Trade and the American Dream, Susan Aaronson highlights a previously ignored dimension of the United States trade policy: public understanding. Focusing on the debate over the three mechanisms designed to govern world trade -- the International Trade Organization (ITO), the General Agreement on Tarriffs and Trade (GATT), and the World Trade Organiz...

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""An insightful and useful study of the public policy making process." --American Studies" --



""Looks at the history of the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade, the aborted International Trade Organization and the World Trade Organization. Aaronson acknowledges the importance of these international agreements and organizations, but she cautions that there is a tension between global economic interdependence and U.S. democracy." --National Journal" --



""Essential reading for anyone who needs to know how trade policy is made." --American Historical Review" --

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Susan Ariel Aaronson is assistant professor of history at the University of North Texas and guest scholar of economics at the Brookings Institution, where she researched and wrote much of Trade and the American Dream. Her research on public understanding of global trade policy has been featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, and on C-SPAN and National Public Radio.

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