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An Interrupted Past : German-Speaking Refugee Historians in the United States after 1933 - Hartmut Lehmann

An Interrupted Past

German-Speaking Refugee Historians in the United States after 1933

By: Hartmut Lehmann (Editor), James J. Sheehan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th August 1991
ISBN: 9780521403269
Number Of Pages: 248

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The essays in An Interrupted Past describe the fate of those German-speaking historians who fled from Nazi Europe to the United States. Their story is set into several contexts: the traditional relationship between German and American historiography, the evolution of the German historical profession in the twentieth century, the onset of Nazi persecution after 1933, the special situation in Austria, and the difficulty of settling the refugees in their new homeland. In addition to articles on prominent scholars, there are accounts of the group as a whole, including information on more than ninety individuals, and of their family lives. An Interrupted Past is set in one of the darkest periods in human history, a time of political catastrophe and personal suffering. Yet the lives recorded here also illustrate people's capacity to survive, adjust, and create under difficult circumstances.

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"This is a valuable contribution to the study of the integration of scholars persecuted by the Nazis into American life." The Journal of American History "The editors of this publication...have provided the historical profession with a good analysis on the impact of a relatively small number of historians on German and American historiography...all the essays impart worthwhile analysis." David J. Maurer, History

German and American historiography in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
German historiography during the Weimar Republic and the Emigre historians
The historical seminar of the University of Berlin in the 1920s
Refugee historians in America: pre-emigration Germany to 1939
The German refugee historians and American institutions of higher learning
Everyday life and emigration: the role of women
The special case of Austrian refugee historians
Refugee historians in the United States
German historians in the Office of Strategic Services
The refugee scholar as intellectual educator: a student's recollections
German emigre historians in America: the fifties, sixties, and seventies
The Americanisation of
Explaining history
Ernst Kantorowicz
Refugee historians and the German historical profession between 1950 and 1970
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ISBN: 9780521403269
ISBN-10: 052140326X
Series: ICMI Study Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 30th August 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 14.73  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.48