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The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880-1941

Nancy L. Green

Abstract

There is an untold tale of Americans in Paris, a history of expatriation and immigration that parallels the story of the “Lost Generation” expatriates who came to France for creative inspiration. This book argues that the “other Americans in Paris” –American heiresses who married cash-poor French noblemen, wayward souls who got into trouble there but especially American businessmen living on the Right Bank of the Seine – are part of an important story of the early half of the “American Century.” Following these overseas Americans is a way of internationalizing American history while questionin ... More

Keywords: Americanization, Americans abroad, overseas Americans, Americans in Paris, expatriation, expatriates, immigration, elite migration, transnationalism, American century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226306889
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226137520.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy L. Green, author