The American Century in Europe
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American Century in Europe by R. Laurence Moore
Book DescriptionThe notion of an American Century has fallen out of favor in recent years-historians prefer to focus on the United States as part of a transatlantic community. The contributors to this volume edited by R. Laurence Moore and Maurizio Vaudagna seek to understand how the exercise of American power was in crucial ways shaped and limited by the historic ties of the United States to Europe. They evaluate the impact of the "American Century" (as publisher Henry R. Luce named it in 1941) from Woodrow Wilson's dream of a new world order, to Cold War economic policies, to more recent American cultural imperialism and its immediate descendent, American-led globalization.The American Century in Europe gathers an international group of scholars who explore the ways twentieth-century American power (diplomatic, cultural, and economic) has been felt across the Atlantic. The authors demonstrate that the American Century was marked less by American hegemony than by reciprocal influence between the United States and Europe. The scale of American wealth certainly guaranteed influence abroad, but as the essays demonstrate, the American thirst for trade just as surely opened America's borders to cultures from around the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801440755
(235mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author R. Laurence Moore
Godless Constitution, Paperback (September 2005)
"A timely, well-written and scholarly polemic for the separation of church and state."--Bernard Crick, The New Statesman
Touchdown Jesus, Paperback (July 2003)
This work is a narrative of the interplay between American religion and patterns of American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Moore considers the ways nationalism, the separation of church and state and democratic pluralism have shaped American religion for the past 200 years.
Selling God, Paperback (July 1995)» View all books by R. Laurence Moore
This keenly intelligent and entertaining book provides a history of religion in America as it appropriated (and was appropriated by) commercial culture. The author reveals the centrality of religion, and the marketplace, in American popular culture.
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