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Nolan, Mary, 1947-
The transatlantic century : Europe and America, 1890-2010 / Mary Nolan
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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 3rd Floor  D1065.U5 N65 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Europe -- Relations -- United States
United States -- Relations -- Europe
Europe -- Civilization -- American influences
United States -- Civilization -- European influences
Europe -- Civilization -- 20th century
United States -- Civilization -- 20th century
Physical Description xi, 392 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 374-383) and index
Summary This is a new overview of European-American relations during the long twentieth century. Ranging from economics, culture and consumption to war, politics and diplomacy, the author charts the rise of American influence in Eastern and Western Europe, its mid-twentieth century triumph and its gradual erosion since the 1970s. She reconstructs the circuits of exchange along which ideas, commodities, economic models, cultural products and people moved across the Atlantic, capturing the differing versions of modernity that emerged on both sides of the Atlantic and examining how these alternately produced co-operation, conflict and ambivalence toward the other. Attributing the rise and demise of American influence in Europe not only to economics but equally to wars, the book locates the roots of many transatlantic disagreements in very different experiences and memories of war. This is an account of the American Century in Europe that recovers its full richness and complexity
Contents An uncertain balance, 1890-1914 -- World War I: European crisis and American opportunity -- Ambivalent engagement -- The depression and transatlantic new deals -- Strange affinities, new enemies -- From World War to Cold War -- Cooperation, competition, containment -- Culture wars -- The American century erodes, 1968-1979 -- Renewed conflict and surprising collapse -- A widening Atlantic -- Imperial America, estranged Europe
NOTE 521700
Series New approaches to European history ; 46

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