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Author Lemza, John W., 1954- author.

Title American military communities in West Germany : life in the Cold War Badlands, 1945-1990 / John W. Lemza.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  355.1208913 L545a 2016    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description viii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-284) and index.
Contents Introduction -- From first arrivals to established network (1946-1967) -- The footprint of American culture and consumerism (1946-1967) -- Religion, race, stereotyping and the media (1946-1967) -- Anti-communism and nuclear concerns (1946-1967) -- Challenge to American economic dominance (1946-1967) -- Fast food, violence, crime and drugs (1967-1990) -- Race, feminism and media manipulation (1967-1990) -- Testing German-American bonds (1967-1990) -- Economic challenges (1967-1990) -- Conclusion.
Summary "On April 28, 1946, a small group of American wives and children arrived at the port of Bremerhaven, West Germany, the first of thousands of military family members to make the trans-Atlantic journey. Drawing on archival sources and personal narratives, this book explores these enclaves of Americanism, from the U.S. government's perspective to the grassroots view of those who made their homes in Cold War Europe. These families faced challenges in balancing their military missions with daily lives during a period of dynamic global change."--Provided by publisher.
Subject United States -- Armed Forces -- Germany (West) -- History.
Americans -- Germany (West) -- Social conditions.
Families of military personnel -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Military bases, American -- Social aspects -- Germany (West)
United States -- Armed Forces -- Military life -- History -- 20th century.
Sociology, Military -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Germany (West) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Cold War -- Social aspects -- Germany (West)
Germany (West) -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Germany (West)
Cold War (1945-1989) (OCoLC)fst01754978
Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00807516
Armed Forces. (OCoLC)fst00814586
Armed Forces -- Military life. (OCoLC)fst01351813
Families of military personnel. (OCoLC)fst00920136
International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
Military bases, American -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01021038
Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01354981
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Sociology, Military. (OCoLC)fst01123942
Germany (West) (OCoLC)fst01210273
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781476664163 (softcover ; alkaline paper)
1476664161 (softcover ; alkaline paper)
9781476624105 (ebook)

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