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American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Volker R. Berghahn


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. This book 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. The book begins with the pre-1914 period and moves through the 1920s, when American investments support ... More

Keywords: American business, British business, German business, business communities, German reconstruction, British industry, American investment, wartime, economic alliance, West Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691161099
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Volker R. Berghahn, author
Columbia University