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Observing America [electronic resource] : the commentary of British visitors to the United States, 1890-1950 / Robert Frankel.

By: Frankel, Robert Perry, 1958-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in American thought and culture: Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 318 p.).ISBN: 9780299218836 (electronic bk.); 029921883X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Civilization -- Foreign public opinion, British -- History -- 20th century | National characteristics, American -- Public opinion | Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Intellectuals -- Great Britain -- Attitudes | Intellectuals -- Travel -- United States | Am�ericains -- Opinion publique britannique | Opinion publique -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Intellectuels -- Grande-Bretagne -- Attitudes | Intellectuels -- Voyages -- �Etats-Unis | �Etats-Unis -- Civilisation -- Opinion publique britannique -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | HISTORYGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Observing America.DDC classification: 973.91 Other classification: HU 1110 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The plight of the cities : W.T. Stead and 1890s urban America -- The bonds of blood : W.T. Stead's vision of Anglo-American unity at the turn of the century -- The promise of America : H.G. Wells and the progressive era -- The global stage : H.G. Wells on America's emergence in the First World War -- Main street America : G.K. Chesterton and the culture of the United States in the 1920s -- The new deals : Harold Laski, H.G. Wells, and Roosevelt's America versus Stalin's Russia -- The businessman's America : Harold Laski's view of the United States in the 1940s -- Conclusion : lost republic, lost tradition.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-305) and index.

The plight of the cities : W.T. Stead and 1890s urban America -- The bonds of blood : W.T. Stead's vision of Anglo-American unity at the turn of the century -- The promise of America : H.G. Wells and the progressive era -- The global stage : H.G. Wells on America's emergence in the First World War -- Main street America : G.K. Chesterton and the culture of the United States in the 1920s -- The new deals : Harold Laski, H.G. Wells, and Roosevelt's America versus Stalin's Russia -- The businessman's America : Harold Laski's view of the United States in the 1940s -- Conclusion : lost republic, lost tradition.

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