This introductory chapter briefly discusses the three interrelated problems this book tackles. It first considers the meaning and significance of “Americanization” and the resistance and adaptation to its impact by nations that came under its spell. The chapter next examines the notion of the “special relationship” that America is said to have had with Britain during the period covered by this study. America's “special relationship” with Germany—that is, the one with Germany and in particular with its business community during more or less exactly the same period—is also discussed. To conclude, this chapter lays out the sources drawn together for this study, before providing some considerations on transatlantic history and its global dimensions, as well as the trials and tribulations of venturing into a foreign economy.
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