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The American Impact on Postwar Germany

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The American Impact on Postwar Germany

Edited by Reiner Pommerin

208 pages, bibliog.

ISBN  978-1-57181-004-5 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (January 1995)

ISBN  978-1-57181-095-3 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (January 1996)

Hb Pb   Recommend to your Library Available in GOBI®


"... an important building block for further research"  · Historische Zeitschrift


It is only with the benefit of hindsight that the Germans have become acutely aware of how profound and comprehensive was the impact of the United States on their society after 1945.This volume reflect the ubiquitousness of this impact and examines the German responses to it.

Contributions by well-known scholars cover politics, industry, social life and mass culture.

Reiner Pommerin is a German historian with a focus on German and international political and military history of the 18th to 21st Century.

Subject: History: 20th Century to Present Cultural Studies (General)
Area: Germany North America


P. Schmitt

Chapter 1. The United States and the Armament of the Federal Republic of Germany
R. Pommerin

Chapter 2. Culture and Authority: American and German Transactions
P. K. Breit

Chapter 3. Ambivalence and Attraction: The German Social Democrats and the United States, 1945-1974
D. Orlow

Chapter 4. West German Reconstruction and American Industrial Culture, 1945-1960
V. R. Berghahn

Chapter 5. Daily Life and Social Patterns
H. Glaser

Chapter 6. The Tabooifying of the GDR
G. Kleinfeld

Chapter 7. Rebels Without a Cause?
R. Moeller and U. Poiger

Chapter 8. Cinema, Spectatorship, and the Problems of Postwar German Identity
H. Fehrenbach

Notes on Contributors

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