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British and German Business and Politics under the <i>Pax Americana</i>, 1941–1957

Volker R. Berghahn

in American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the third round in the German–American–British business relationship from 1941 to 1957. It begins with an account of Hitler's activities in Eastern Europe, before turning to the ... More


The Lost Geography of the American Century

Neil Smith

in American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230279
eISBN:
9780520931527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230279.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the concept of “lost geography” and the American Century. It begins by discussing the two events that may be considered as the bookends of the American Century and the two ... More


The Post-American Century

Carl Pedersen

in Obama's America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638949
eISBN:
9780748672059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638949.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The history and future of American global power can be divided into two major phases with a brief interregnum: the American Century, the Next American Century, and the Post-American Century. One of ... More


Thoughts That Count?: The GOP's Woes and the Work of Conservative Think Tanks

Pietro S. Nivola

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Republican Party took a beating in the elections of 2006 and 2008. And though it is likely to recover much lost ground in this year's mid-term election, the party—and indeed conservatism ... More


Geographical Solicitude, Vital Anomaly

Neil Smith

in American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230279
eISBN:
9780520931527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230279.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the American Century, while focusing on geography and globalism. It stresses that the American Century is synonymous with globalization, and that the increasing geographical ... More


Rumors of Empire: Tracking the Image of Britain at the Dawn of the American Century

James T. Sparrow

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

In its pursuit of globalism during and after WWII, the United States abandoned foundational political traditions by entering an “entangling alliance” with Great Britain, and then supplanting its ... More


The American Century of Henry R. Luce

Stephen J. Whitfield

in Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830109
eISBN:
9781469602332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869710_kazin.7
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Henry R. Luce's 1941 editorial that heralded the start of an “American Century” and argues that the vision expressed by the publisher was remarkably liberal in its time and has ... More


Introduction: American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy

in American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628844
eISBN:
9781469628868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In the field of American studies, attention is shifting to the long history of U.S. engagement with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and in the context of recent Arab ... More


American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628844
eISBN:
9781469628868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In American Studies, attention is shifting to American engagements with the Middle East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and broad American economic influence. As protest against economic ... More


Globalizing American Studies

Brian T. Edwards and Gaonkar Dilip Parameshwar (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The discipline of American studies was established in the early days of World War II and drew on the myth of American exceptionalism. Now that the so-called American Century has come to an end, what ... More


Our Eliot: Mass Modernism and the American Century

Donal Harris

in On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177726
eISBN:
9780231541343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The mid-century explosion of articles about and reproductions of T.S. Eliot’s work in the pages of big magazines like Time and Life repatriates modernism, especially Eliot's The Waste Land, as the ... More


Introduction

George Blaustein

in Nightmare Envy and Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190209209
eISBN:
9780190209230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190209209.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

As “American dream” became a cliché in the twentieth century, the contrary refrain of American nightmare was probably inevitable. This book adopts the phrase “nightmare envy” to capture an atmosphere ... More


Making the American Century: Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth Century America

Bruce J. Schulman (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199845392
eISBN:
9780199365104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845392.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In this book, a collection of distinguished historians revisit and revise many of the settled verities of American political history. Blurring the boundaries between political, cultural, and economic ... More


Empire of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U. S. Foreign Policy

Justin Hart

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199777945
eISBN:
9780190254483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777945.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the origins of the U.S. government's programs in public diplomacy and the way that those initiatives transformed the foreign policy process. Spanning the period from 1936 to 1953, ... More


The hiatus of history

Salvatore Babones

in American Tianxia: Chinese Money, American Power and the End of History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336808
eISBN:
9781447336907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336808.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

When Henry Luce famously called the twentieth century the "American Century," he strongly implied that it was the "first" American century (i.e., not the only one). Subsequent commentators have ... More


Image and the Origins of U.S. Public Diplomacy

Justin Hart

in Empire of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U. S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199777945
eISBN:
9780190254483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777945.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book focuses on the United States's programs in public diplomacy and how they transformed the foreign policy process in the period from 1936 to 1953. Taking the reader back to the dawn of what ... More


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