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The Marshall Plan : America, Britain and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-1952 - Michael J. Hogan

The Marshall Plan

America, Britain and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-1952

Paperback Published: 31st July 1989
ISBN: 9780521378406
Number Of Pages: 500

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Michael Hogan shows how The Marshall Plan was more than an effort to put American aid behind the economic reconstruction of Europe. American officials hoped to refashion Western Europe into a smaller version of the integrated single-market and mixed capitalist economy that existed in the United States. Professor Hogan's emphasis on integration is part of a major reinterpretation that sees the Marshall Plan as an extension of American domestic and foreign-policy developments stretching back through the interwar period to the Progressive Era. Michael Hogan is Professor of History at Ohio State University and editor of Diplomatic History.

"As a detailed account of Anglo-American economic diplomacy in the early post-war era it has no rival." The Times Literary Supplement "...goes far beyond description and analysis. Hogan's ambitious, closely reasoned and strongly supported argument is that the Marshall Plan...was a bold attempt to project the American corporative-political economy across the Atlantic." Publishers Weekly "Hogan's book puts the Marshall Plan into its proper historical context, so that the view of it from its fortieth anniversary needs to be modified...there now exists for the first time a definitive study." International History Review "With the publication of Michael Hogan's book we now have the first full diplomatic history of the Marshall Plan. The work is large in size and scope and as accurate and comprehensive in its coverage as could reasonably be expected. To my knowledge there are no relevant archival materials the author has left unexplored in the United States and the United Kingdom and he has used them well." Alan S. Milward, Diplomatic History "Michael Hogan's learned and authoritative study of the European Recovery Program is the fullest yet written, not only in the sense of page numbers but also in the sense of illuminating important aspects of the subject that have been previously neglected." Business History Review

Introduction Toward the Marshall Plan: from New Era designs to New Deal synthesis
Searching for a 'creative peace': European integration and the origins of the Marshall Plan
Paths to plenty: European recovery planning and the American policy compromise
European union or middle kingdom: Anglo-American formulations, the German problem, and the organizational dimension of the ERP
Strategies of transnationalism: the ECA and the politics of peace and productivity
Changing course: European integration and the traders triumphant
Two worlds or three: the sterling crisis, the dollar gap, and the integration of Western Europe
Between union and unity: European integration and the sterling-dollar dualism
Holding the line: the ECA's efforts to reconcile recovery and rearmament
Guns and butter: politics and diplomacy at the end of the Marshall Plan
Conclusion America made the European way
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521378406
ISBN-10: 0521378400
Series: Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 31st July 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.76