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The Western Hemisphere Idea: Its Rise and Decline
The Western Hemisphere Idea: Its Rise and Decline
By Arthur P. Whitaker
Cornell University Press, 1954, 194 pp.

Eight essays on the history of the idea that the peoples of the Western Hemisphere stand in a special relationship to one another and that this sets them apart from the rest of the world--an idea which the author sees as being on the decline in the last few decades.