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By Thomas Adam,Nils H. Roemer,Frank Trommler,Ashley Sides,James Ross-Nazzal,Whitney Walton,Dieter Buse,Andrew Lees

“ . . . go back and forth as an exploration of ‘the different’ which turns into an exploration of the self . . . a affirmation of identity.”—from the creation, through Frank TrommlerIn an age whilst trip used to be tougher yet rest used to be extra to be had, those that journeyed around the Atlantic from the outdated international to the United States or again created a superb literature concerning the divergent cultures and the fertile interactions between them. In go back and forth diaries, journals, novels, journalistic studies, and consultant books, 19th- and early twentieth-century writers recorded impressions and ruminations that not just provide possibilities for comparability and distinction but additionally make clear the techniques of modernization and the longer term that may emerge on either side of the Atlantic.This most modern delivering from the $64000 Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures sequence explores topics like urbanization, modernization, schooling, gender, Jewish id, nationalism and internationalism, political and cultural values, and the event of commute itself. quantity editors Thomas Adam and Nils Roemer have assembled a suite of assorted reports that allow enlightened mirrored image at the ways that tourists from the recent and previous Worlds have saw, documented, understood, and negotiated their similarities and differences.The freshness and diversity of the formerly little-heard voices documented in Crossing the Atlantic will function a massive reminder that an attentive interplay with “foreignness” has been and should stay the most effective paths to a extra enlightened engagement with the familiar.

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