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American Policy and the Reconstruction of West Germany, 1945-1955 : Publications of the German Historical Institute - Jeffry M. Diefendorf

American Policy and the Reconstruction of West Germany, 1945-1955

Publications of the German Historical Institute

By: Jeffry M. Diefendorf (Editor), Axel Frohn (Editor), Hermann-Josef Rupieper (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th January 1994
ISBN: 9780521431200
Number Of Pages: 560

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This volume of twenty-three essays by German and American historians deals with the most important issues of U.S. policy toward Germany in the decade following World War II: Germany's democratization, economic recovery, rearmament, and integration into the European community and Western alliance. All contributions to this volume are based on recent research in German and American archives, and include two comprehensive essays on archival sources and a selected bibliography. In contrast to most other studies, the essays cover not only the period of military government (1945-1949) but also the era of the Allied High Commission for Germany.

"By analyzing a wide variety of policy realms, this volume significantly broadens the scope of our knowledge about German-American interactions during the first postwar decade....the editors deserve credit for having compiled a collection of impressive research efforts that again demonstrate that the history of the Federal Republic cannot be written without close attention to the intentions and achievements of American policies." Frank Biess, Journal of Economic History

Introduction
Ripping holes in the Iron Curtain: the council of foreign relations and Germany, 1945-1950
US policy on a West German constitution
American policy toward German unification, 19490-1955
Marshall Plan and currency reform
American policy toward Germany and the integration of Europe, 1945-1955
From Morgenthau Plan to Schuman Plan: America and the organization of Europe
Return to normality: the United States and the Ruhr industry, 1945-1955
West German agriculture and the European recovery program, 1948-1952
Science and technology in Postwar Germany
American decentralization policy in the Ruhr coal industry
Technology transfer and the emergence of the West German petrochemical industry, 1945-1955
A free university of Berlin: a German experiment in higher education, 1948-1961
Higgs and the unions in West Germany: a study of HICOG's labor policy toward Deutscher Gewerksschaftsbund (DGB), 1949-1952
US military occupation, grass roots democracy, and local German government
German democratization as conservative restabilization: the impact of American policy
America and the rebuilding of urban Germany
US policy toward German veterans, 1945-1950
Grand illusions: the US, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the European defense community, 1950-1954
The Federal Republic of Germany as a 'battlefield' in American Nuclear Strategy, 1953-1955
The presence of American troops in Germany and German American relations, 1949-1956
John J. McCloy and the Landsberg cases
Sources in German archives on the history of American policy toward Germany, 1945-1955
US High Commissioner for Germany and related records: sources for he history of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-1955 in the US National Archives and Records Administration
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ISBN: 9780521431200
ISBN-10: 0521431204
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 28th January 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.99