Berghahn, Volker R.

American Big Business in Britain and Germany : A Comparative History of Two ""Special Relationships"" in the 20th Century - Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (389 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Introduction; 1. A Long Book in a Nutshell; 2. Conceptualizing "Americanization" and the "American Century"; 3. The Anglo-American "Special Relationship"; 4. The German-American "Special Relationship"; 5. Sources; 6. Transatlantic History and Its Global Dimensions; 7. The Trials and Tribulations of Venturing into a Foreign Economy; I The North Atlantic Business Triangle and the Constellation of 1900-1901; 1. International Relations Around 1900; 2. Assessing the Old and the New Century 3. Political and Economic Relations in the Age of Late-Nineteenth-Century Imperialism4. Frank Vanderlip's and William Stead's Views of Anglo-American Relations; 5. American Perceptions of the Wilhelmine Industrial System; 6. Trying to Understand the Peculiarities of the German Political System; 7. The Cultural Difficulties of Operating in Foreign Markets; II Cooperation, Peaceful Competition, and the Specter of War, 1902-1914; 1. Introduction; 2. American Foreign Direct Investments in Britain and Germany; 3. Facing British and German Competition and Cooperation 4. Prince Heinrich's Mission and German-American Relations in the New Century5. American Big Business in Britain and Germany at Mid-Decade; 6. The Threat of Deteriorating Political Relations; 7. Comparing the Peculiarities of the American and German Industrial Systems; 8. American Big Business and the Question of Political Participation; 9. American and European Businessmen and the Specter of a Major War; III From the Outbreak of War in July 1914 to the Genoa Conference, 1922; 1. The Military-Political Origins of World War I 2. The International Business Community and the Outbreak of War in 19143. The Ambiguities of American Neutrality; 4. The American Economy and the Moves to Enter the War; 5. The American Entry into the War and the Dilemmas of Peacemaking; 6. American Big Business and European Reconstruction; 7. The Idea of an International Loan for European Reconstruction and Its Failure; 8. The State of the American, British, and French Economies in the Early 1920s; 9. American Big Business and the Postwar Crisis in Germany; 10. American Big Business, Washington, and the Question of European Loans 11. The Origins of the Washington System in the Far East12. Britain's Rival Attempt to Spearhead a European Recovery Plan; IV The North Atlantic Triangle: Economic Reconstruction and Collapse, 1923-1933; 1. Introduction; 2. German Reparations and the Harding Administration; 3. American Big Business and the Crisis of 1923; 4. Political Stabilization through the Locarno Pact; 5. The American Business Community and the Dawes Plan; 6. American Big Business and the British Economy; 7. American Investments in Weimar Germany and Their Risks 8. The Problem of International Cartels, Trusts, and Cooperations

While America's relationship with Britain has often been deemed unique, especially during the two world wars when Germany was a common enemy, the American business sector actually had a greater affinity with Germany for most of the twentieth century. American Big Business in Britain and Germany examines the triangular relationship between the American, British, and German business communities and how the special relationship that Britain believed it had with the United States was supplanted by one between America and Germany. Volker Berghahn begins with the pre-1914 period and moves through

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Big business -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Corporations, American -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Corporations, American -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Europe -- Commerce -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.
Great Britain -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.
United States -- Commerce -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Germany.
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Great Britain.


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