The German-American Encounter: Conflict and Cooperation Between Two Cultures, 1800-2000

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Frank Trommler, Elliott Shore
Berghahn Books, 2001 - History - 344 pages
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While Germans, the largest immigration group in the United States, contributed to the shaping of American society and left their mark on many areas from religion and education to food, farming, political and intellectual life, Americans have been instrumental in shaping German democracy after World War II. Both sides can claim to be part of each other's history, and yet the question arises whether this claim indicates more than a historical interlude in the forming of the Atlantic civilization.

In this volume some of the leading historians, social scientists and literary scholars from both sides of the Atlantic have come together to investigate, for the first time in a broad interdisciplinary collaboration, the nexus of these interactions in view of current and future challenges to German-American relations.

 

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Contents

Germans in
7
Catalysts of GermanAmerican Politics
22
German WorkingClass Radicalism after the Civil War
37
The Future of German Religion in North America
61
German Influences on American Education
77
A Serious
103
Power and the Pursuit
121
Fordism and West German Industrial Culture 19451989
145
Politics Communication and Scholarship
215
Looking Beyond 2000
234
Germany and the United States in the EuroAtlantic
248
Bridging Intellectual and Mass Cultures across the Atlantic
256
An Archaeology
267
Hollywood Films German Publics
285
German Studies in the
292
Multiculturalism and
305

American and German
158
The Jewish Role in GermanAmerican Relations
179
The Israeli and German Holocaust Discourses and Their
188
The Place of the Holocaust in the American Economy of Evil
198

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Jan E.M. Houben obtained his Ph.D. in 1992 for a thesis on Bhartrhari's philosophy of language (Utrecht University). At present he is a Fellow of the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, doing research in ancient Indian grammar and philosophy.

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