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Transatlantic Images and Perceptions : Germany and America since 1776 - David E. Barclay

Transatlantic Images and Perceptions

Germany and America since 1776

Hardcover Published: 28th March 1997
ISBN: 9780521580915
Number Of Pages: 384

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These essays analyze how German and American views of each other developed and periodically shifted, providing a fresh analysis of the often complex German-American relationship. The images--found in travelogues, private letters, diaries, diplomatic reports, newspaper articles, and movies--that resulted from each encounter frequently reflected the contemporary relations, often foreshadowed future trends, and illustrate how political agendas, prejudices, stereotypes, and pragmatic forces influenced each society's perceptions.

"The 17 essays that make up this meaty volume...capture the discussion between German and US scholars on the perceptions and stereotypes that have characterized German-US interaction since the 18th century...They examine the credibility of a variety of sources...Excellent notes with each essay and a good index." -- Choice "...this book makes for fine reading. The essays are meticulously researched, well written and mostly free of annoying and trendy jargon. Any scholar pouring through the footnotes alone could compile a comprehensive bibliography on any topic relating to the relationship between Germany and the United States. Obviously the book appeals to mostly scholars engaged in trans-national and/or comparative history. However, the diplomatic and intellectual historian as well as the student of popular culture can also find rewarding material in this volume." Werner H. Steger, American Studies International "The seventeen essays in this volume, admirably edited by David Barclay and Elisabeth Glaser-Schmidt ably document the surge of interest in "transatlantic perception research"." Peter Bergmann, American Historical Review "...an erudite reflection on American reactions to German reunification..." Frederik Ohles, German Studies Review

Introduction
æThrough a glass, darklyÆ: changing German ideas of American freedom, 1776û1806
æGermans make cows and women workÆ: American perceptions of Germans as reported in American travel books, 1800û1840
Weary of Germany - weary of America: perceptions of the United States in nineteenth-century Germany
æAuch unser Deutschland muss einmal frei werdenÆ: the immigrant civil war experience as a mirror on political conditions in Germany
Different, but not out of this world: German images of the United States between two wars, 1871û1914
From culture to Kultur: changing American perceptions of imperial Germany, 1870û1914
The reciprocal vision of German and American intellectuals: beneath the shifting perceptions
Germany and the United States, 1914û1933: the mutual perception of their political systems
Between hope and skepticism: American views of Germany, 1918û1933
æWithout concessions to Marxist or Communist thoughtÆ: Fordism in Germany, 1923û1937
The continuity of ambivalence: German views of America, 1933û1945
Cultural migration: artists and visual representation between Americans and Germans during the 1930s and 1940s
Representations of Germans and what Germans represent: American film images and public perceptions in the postwar era
Chancellor of the Allies? The significance of the United States in AdenauerÆs foreign policy
American policy toward German unification: images and interests
Unification policies and the German image: comments on the American reaction
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ISBN: 9780521580915
ISBN-10: 0521580919
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 28th March 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73