Transatlantic Relations

European-American relations during the second half of the twentieth century

The transatlantic careers and the transnational networks discussed in our project took place against the dynamic background of European-American relations during the second half of the twentieth century. Developments such as the Cold War, tremendous economic growth, new social movements, and the beginning of the European integration process provide the context for our research. Mutual perceptions of Europeans and Americans also provide an important frame during a time when the United States was considered by many as a beacon of modernity and a model for social and political change. Still, Americans continued to look to Europe for inspiration and European developments continued to influence the thinking of American and transatlantic elites.

This topic lists references and documents that we draw upon in this context.