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Translating America by Peter Conolly-Smith

Translating America

Translating America by Peter Conolly-Smith
Jul 06, 2010 | 424 Pages
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“Peter Conolly-Smith offers a rare and fascinating look at the rise and fall of an urban ethnic culture in early twentieth-century New York. Translating America returns us to a moment on the eve of the First World War, when the press, the politicians, and the impresarios vied fiercely for the cultural loyalties of German-Americans. The story he tells revisits and revises the surprising consequences of that struggle.”—Jean-Christophe Agnew, Yale University

Translating America is cultural history at its best. What results from painstaking research and most impressive detective work is a complete reconstruction of the cultural moment of World War I in New York. This is an important contribution to American studies in a comparative perspective. Although the word is never mentioned, Translating America does what ‘multiculturalism’ should have been doing all along.”—Werner Sollors, Harvard University

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