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Modern European-American Relations in the Transatlantic Space. Recent Trends in History Writings

Nova Americana

Maurizio Vaudagna (edited by)

This book is part of the Italian Americanists' interest in how Europe has contributed to US modern society and culture in the context of the interpretative innovations launched since the 1970s that have revolutionized the narrative of the American past. The original purpose of the research project that has led to the present publication has been to "reinstate Europe in American history." But the increasing awareness of the radical changes brought about by the new "Atlantic history" has necessitated authors to contextualize their essays in the interpretative and methodological changes that have recently characterized the study of European-American relations. The different brands of Atlantic history have emphasized that cultures, identities and institutions in the United States can be investigated as particular, localized effects of larger relational networks in which the Atlantic basin is reconceptualized as a matrix of power, ideas and capital both worldwide and within nations. These fresh approaches to the Atlantic space posit the need to construct a new narrative of Europe's role in the transatlantic arena in light of the latest theories and methods being applied to historical and identity reconstruction.

In the last thirty-five years the sheer amount and quality of such studies has been so large that they truly merit a systematic survey. This book aims to be such a survey by focusing on historical studies of social stratification, international relations, consumer cultures, literary studies, the social sciences, migrations and the history of energy exchanges across the Atlantic.

It aspires therefore to be an informative, systematic, up-to-date historiographical tool available to all researchers who venture into the field of transatlantic relations to better define their hypotheses, research guidelines and conceptual instruments.

 

Maurizio Vaudagna teaches Contemporary History at the University of Eastern Piedmont in Vercelli, Italy. Has taught modules in American and European-American History at Columbia, Cornell and other international universities. His main scholarly interests concentrate on the history of the New Deal, the comparative history of the transatlantic welfare states, the history of United States/European relations, and American history writing in Europe. 


2015

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ISBN 9788895285573

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