author={E. Klautke},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={1125 - 1139}
  • E. Klautke
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT Since the beginning of the twentieth century, European observers and commentators have frequently employed the term ‘Americanization’ to make sense of the astonishing rise of the USA to the status of a world power. More specifically, they used this term to describe the social changes brought about by industrialization and urbanization. In this context, European intellectuals have often used ‘America’ as shorthand for ‘modernity’; across the Atlantic, they believed, it was possible to… Expand
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