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America’s Overseas Garrisons: The Leasehold Empire

Christopher T. Sandars


This book analyses the political and social problems that arise when American forces are stationed in other countries. The United States, although critical of the British Empire during World War II, found itself playing an imperial role in the postwar era in order to safeguard the security of the West. In building up a global security system, with American troops in Europe, the Far East, the Atlantic, and the Caribbean and the Pacific, the United States came to resemble the former colonial powers. But whereas the colonial empire had established garrisons on territory acquired by force, the Uni ... More

Keywords: United States, British Empire, World War II, imperialism, garrisons, negotiations, independent sovereign states, colonial empires, leasehold empire, Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296874
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher T. Sandars, author