Observing America : the commentary of British visitors to the United States, 1890-1950 /Series: Studies in American thought and culture. Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2007Description: xvi, 318 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0299218805 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): National characteristics, American -- Public opinion | Public opinion -- History -- 20th century. -- Great Britain | Intellectuals -- Attitudes. -- Great Britain | Intellectuals -- Travel -- United States | United States -- History -- Civilization -- Foreign public opinion, British -- 20th centuryOnline resources: Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-305) and index.
The plight of the cities : W.T. Stead and 1890s urban America -- The bonds of blood : W.T. Stead's vision of Anglo-American unity at the turn of the century -- The promise of America : H.G. Wells and the progressive era -- The global stage : H.G. Wells on America's emergence in the First World War -- Main street America : G.K. Chesterton and the culture of the United States in the 1920s -- The new deals : Harold Laski, H.G. Wells, and Roosevelt's America versus Stalin's Russia -- The businessman's America : Harold Laski's view of the United States in the 1940s -- Conclusion : lost republic, lost tradition.