Sara Markham draws on interdisciplinary scholarship and a rich variety of archival sources to provide a definitive analysis of German travel literature. She examines images of the United States in a multiplicity of cultural and historical contexts. Her study delineates and assesses socially critical, women's literary, worker-oriented, socialist, and nascent anti-fascist tendencies in travel books of Weimar Germany. Markham's focus on German perceptions of U.S. workers, women, and Afro-Americans illuminates the historical dimensions of the authors' contributions and limitations in regard to German cultural legacy.
Sara H Markham
Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Date of Publication
American University Studies Series 1: Germanic Languages and Literature