Globalization, Social conflict, Andrew Wender Cohen (1968- ) -- Criticism and interpretation


Within this essay I will summarize author Andrew Wender Cohen’s 2010 article entitled "Smuggling, Globalization, and America’s Outward State, 1870-1909." I will describe the structure of the article as three distinct sections with an introduction and conclusion and complete a deeper analysis of the function of each section on an individual basis. An investigation of the primary and especially secondary sources will help to put Cohen’s article into context as part of a greater discussion between other historical scholars. A closer look into the relevance and fit of the sources/evidence used for Cohen’s article will be complemented by a study of Cohen’s authority within the historical field to determine if his argument is warranted. My conclusions about the article and the crux of Cohen’s argument will be best presented by its parallels to Karen Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange; I will find several fundamental similarities between the two works that each emphasize the present day impacts of past cultural and economic relations both internationally and within the United States.



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