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We'll Always Have Paris: American Tourists in France since 1930

Harvey Levenstein

Abstract

For much of the twentieth century, Americans had a love/hate relationship with France. While many admired its beauty, culture, refinement, and famed joie de vivre, others thought of it as a dilapidated country populated by foul-smelling, mean-spirited anti-Americans driven by a keen desire to part tourists from their money. This book explores how both images came to flourish in the United States, often in the minds of the same people. The book takes us back to the 1930s, when, despite the Great Depression, France continued to be the stomping ground of the social elite of the eastern seaboard. ... More

Keywords: joie de vivre, tourists, Great Depression, social elite, eastern seaboard, World War II, famous Americans, Gaullist campaigns, French anti-Americanism, racial tolerance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226473789
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226473802.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harvey Levenstein, author