The United States and Germany During the Twentieth Century: Competition and Convergence

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August 2010



A wide ranging comparison of American and German societies during the late 19th and 20th centuries.


1. Modernities: competition versus convergence Christof Mauch and Kiran Klaus Patel; 2. Empire: might and myopia Thomas Bender and Michael Geyer; 3. Religion: belief and power Simone Lassig and Rainer Pratorius; 4. Law: constitutionalism and culture Manfred Berg and Dieter Gosewinkel; 5. Welfare: entitlement and exclusion Daniel Letwin and Gabriele Metzler; 6. Immigration: myth versus struggles Tobias Brinkmann and Annemarie Sammartino; 7. Masses: mobilization versus manipulation W. Fitzhugh Brundage and Konrad H. Jarausch; 8. Market: consumption and commerce Heinz-Gerhard Haupt and Paul Nolte; 9. Authority: schools and military Dirk Schumann and Judith Sealander; 10. Gender: equality and differences Eileen Boris and Christiane Eifert; 11. Environment: conservation versus exploitation Christof Mauch and Kiran Klaus Patel; 12. Culture: film and television Edward Dimendberg and Anton Kaes; 13. Education: universities and research Kathryn M. Olesko and Christoph Strupp; 14. Media: government versus market Philipp Gassert and Christina von Hodenberg.


Christof Mauch is Director of the Rachel Carson Center and Director of the Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. Before joining Munich University, he was the Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. Dr Mauch is the author or editor of more than 30 books, some of them award-winning, including Natural Disasters, Cultural Responses: Case Studies Toward a Global Environmental History (2009, edited with Christian Pfister), The World Beyond the Windshield: Landscapes and Roads in Europe and North America (2008, edited with Thomas Zeller), Rivers in History: Perspectives on Waterways in Europe and North America History (2008, edited with Thomas Zeller), Shadow War Against Hitler (2003), and Berlin - Washington, 1800-2000 (2005, edited with Andreas Daum). Kiran Klaus Patel is Professor of European History and Transatlantic Relations at the European University Institute, Florence. He is the author of multiple publications, including Soldiers of Labor: Labor Service in Nazi Germany and New Deal America, 1933-1945 (2005) and Fertile Ground for Europe? The History of European Integration and the Common Agricultural Policy since 1945 (2009). Professor Patel has directed and co-directed several large projects, particularly 'Imagined Europeans: The Scientific Construction of Homo Europaeus' and 'Europeanization and History: Concepts, Conflicts, Cohesion'.


"Highly recommended." -Choice
EAN: 9780521145619
ISBN: 0521145619
Untertitel: 'Publications of the German His'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2010
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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