The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880-1941 (Paperback)Nancy L. Green (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
"Historians of international migration are undoubtedly familiar with the literary Americans living in Paris in the 1920s but only rarely have they incorporated such migrants into their scholarly field of study. With The Other Americans in Paris, Green gives migration historians ample reason to re-visit and to re-think both Paris (as a unique host society) and Americans as emigrants and immigrants. Green appreciates and documents the individual idiosyncrasies of American businessmen, soldiers, wayward countesses, 'expats, ' and working-class wanderers, even while making mobility, community organization, and transcultural contacts and misunderstandings--bread and butter issues for migration historians--central themes in her very readable account of Paris's American 'colony.'"--Donna Gabaccia "University of Minnesota"
"With her keen sense of the French American difference, her deep understanding of the vicissitudes of migration, and her incomparable wit, Nancy L. Green has transformed the literary cliche about Americans in Paris into an original and compelling social history. Whether she is taking us into the territory of marriage and divorce, which inspired Edith Wharton and Henry James with their best plots, unearthing consular records of American misdeeds, or tracking down the capture of Baby Cadum soaps by Palmolive, she surprises and delights on every page. The Other Americans in Paris will captivate historians of business, cultural critics, political scientists and, most of all, tourists and expats discovering life in the City of Light."--Alice Kaplan "Yale University"
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