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Other Americans in Paris : Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880-1941 (Reprint) (Paperback)

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While Gertrude Stein hosted the literati of the Left Bank, Mrs. Bates-Batcheller, an American socialite and concert singer in Paris, held sumptuous receptions for the Daughters of the American Revolution in her suburban villa. History may remember the American artists, writers, and musicians of the Left Bank best, but the reality is that there were many more American businessmen, socialites, manufacturers’ representatives, and lawyers living on the other side of the River Seine. Be they newly minted American countesses married to foreigners with impressive titles or American soldiers who had settled in France after World War I with their French wives, they provide a new view of the notion of expatriates.Nancy L. Green thus introduces us for the first time to a long-forgotten part of the American overseas populationpredecessors to today’s expatswhile exploring the politics of citizenship and the business relationships, love lives, and wealth (and poverty for some) of Americans who staked their claim to the City of Light. The Other Americans in Paris shows that elite migration is a part of migrationtout court and that debates over Americanization” have deep roots in the twentieth century.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 326
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Europe / France, United States / 20th Century, United States / 19th Century
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Nancy L. Green
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 50113073
UPC: 9780226324463
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-7659
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