Transatlantic Century Europe and the United States, 1890-2010

ISBN-10: 0521692210

ISBN-13: 9780521692212

Edition: 2012

Authors: Mary Nolan

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This is a fascinating new overview of European-American relations during the long twentieth century. Ranging from economics, culture and consumption to war, politics and diplomacy, Mary Nolan 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 unprecedented account of the American Century in Europe that recovers its full richness and complexity.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 403
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction
An uncertain balance, 1890���1914
World War I: European crisis and American opportunity
Ambivalent engagement
The Great 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
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