Book ID: CBB759953918

West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, economy, and culture in the borderlands (2019)


Astrid M. Eckert (Author)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 422
Language: English

West Germany and the Iron Curtain takes a fresh look at the history of Cold War Germany and the German reunification process from the spatial perspective of the West German borderlands that emerged along the volatile inter-German border after 1945. These border regions constituted the Federal Republic's most sensitive geographical space where it had to confront partition and engage its socialist neighbor East Germany in concrete ways. Each issue that arose in these borderlands - from economic deficiencies, border tourism, environmental pollution, landscape change, and the siting decision for a major nuclear facility - was magnified and mediated by the presence of what became the most militarized border of its day, the Iron Curtain.

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Review Gretchen Heefner (October 2021) Review of "West Germany and the Iron Curtain: Environment, economy, and culture in the borderlands". Environmental History (pp. 821-823). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Schröter, Harm G.
Chaney, Sandra L.
Nelson, Arvid
Schramm, Manuel
Mohr, Barbara A.R.
Hiller, Cornelia
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Medizinhistorisches Journal
Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte
History and Technology
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
History Workshop Journal
Yale University Press
Oxford University Press
University of Minnesota Press
University of New Mexico Press
Cornell University Press
Cold War
Environmental history
Chemical industry
Science and politics
Zeiss, Carl
Lilienstern, Hugo Rühle von
Maxwell Taylor
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
West Germany
East Germany
United States
Eastern Europe
Rockefeller Foundation
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

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