By Mary Nolan

ISBN-10: 0521871670

ISBN-13: 9780521871679

It is a interesting new evaluate of European-American family through the lengthy 20th century. starting from economics, tradition and intake to battle, politics and international relations, Mary Nolan charts the increase of yank impact in jap and Western Europe, its mid-twentieth century triumph and its sluggish erosion because the Seventies. She reconstructs the circuits of alternate alongside which rules, commodities, monetary versions, cultural items and other people moved around the Atlantic, taking pictures the differing types of modernity that emerged on either side of the Atlantic and interpreting how those alternately produced co-operation, clash and ambivalence towards the opposite. Attributing the increase and death of yankee impression in Europe not just to economics yet both to wars, the ebook locates the roots of many transatlantic disagreements in very diversified stories and stories of battle. this can be an unheard of account of the yank Century in Europe that recovers its complete richness and complexity.

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Novack, “Some Dimensions of the American Commercial Invasion of Europe, 1871–1914: An Introductory Essay,” Journal of Economic History 24/4 (Dec. 1964): 593, 599–603. Mary Lock Eysenbach, American Manufactured Exports, 1879–1914: A Study of Growth and Comparative Advantage (New York: Arno, 1976), 208–9. An uncertain balance, 1890–1914 27 bought or built plants in at least one European country (all but one of these firms had plants in Canada as well, but only six had factories in Central or South America).

Social reformers ranging from American Progressives and members of the German Verein für Sozialpolitik to the British Fabian Socialists and associates of the French Musée Social developed dense informal networks. These were a response to urbanization and industrial capitalism that created excessive hours and low wages, unsafe factories, sprawling slums, deteriorating health, and insecurity in old age on both sides of the Atlantic. In earlier decades Americans believed that their liberal constitutionalism and republicanism were far superior to European monarchism, authoritarianism, and militarism, and although many Europeans admired America’s freedoms and small federal state, they were repulsed by machine politics and corruption.

Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998), 70, 74–75. 40 The Transatlantic Century opportunity and energy, not of art, music, and architecture.

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