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The Shock of America

David Ellwood

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780198228790
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741739 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.001.0001

Series: Oxford History of Modern Europe

The Shock of America

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This book is an ambitious, original project describing in detail a century of European coping with America: its inventions, personalities, films, armies, business, and politics. It also shows how much the Europeans' ideas of themselves, including those of the British, have grown from their efforts to come to terms with whatever or whoever the Americans were inventing and projecting in the world. Divided in three parts, corresponding to the three postwar periods of the 20th century, the text shows how these decades reveal better than any other how much emotional energy Europeans invested in finding their own ways to reconcile tradition and modernity under the pressure of the ever-evolving American challenge.

Keywords: America; Europeans; tradition; modernity; American politics; Americans; Europe

Book.  608 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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Introduction in The Shock of America

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Prologue in The Shock of America

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The Roaring Twenties in Europe in The Shock of America

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The 1930s: Capitalism on Trial in The Shock of America

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