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America and the shaping of German - Michael. Ermath

America and the shaping of German

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Published: 6th January 1994
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This book focuses upon the work of the United States, in both its official and unofficial capacities, in shaping the political culture and foundations of the Federal Republic during the crucial period of 1945 to 1955. It draws together the work of well-known scholars, both German and American, along with the reflective accounts of actual participants and witnesses of this period.

' ... a valuable read for advanced graduate students and professors interested in the history of this critical period.' History

Introductionp. 1
Germany in Transition from Stalingrad (1943) to Currency Reform (1948)p. 23
Reeducation and Democracy: The Policies of the United States High Commission in Germanyp. 35
"Vergangenheitsbewaltigung or "Renazification"? The American Perspective on Germany's Confrontation with the Nazi Past in the Early Years of the Adenauer Erap. 47
The Limits of Democracy: U.S. Policy and the Rights of German Labor, 1945-49p. 60
Resisting the Pax Americana? West German Industry and the United States, 1945-55p. 85
The German Talks Back: Heinrich Hauser and German Attitudes toward Americanization after World War IIp. 101
The Americanization of Everyday Life? Early Trends in Consumer and Leisure-Time Behaviorp. 132
Denazification Revisitedp. 155
Military Government and Denazification in Ansbach 1945-46p. 166
My Job in Germany, 1945-1954p. 175
My Job in Germany, 1950-1955p. 182
Reflections on German Reorientationp. 190
The Reeducation of an American Proconsul in Germanyp. 195
The Founding of the Federal Republic of Germany - Aid Assessment of the Role of the U.S.A 1945-1949 and Beyondp. 203
Select Bibliographyp. 211
Notes on Contributorsp. 219
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780854963270
ISBN-10: 0854963278
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 6th January 1994
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1