The United States and Fascist Italy: The Rise of American Finance in Europe

The United States and Fascist Italy: The Rise of American Finance in Europe


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Originally published in Italian in 1980, Gli Stati Uniti e il fascismo: Alle origini dell'egemonia Americana in Italia is regarded today as a crucial text on the relationship between the United States and Italy during the interwar years. Aside from the addition of two new prefaces - one by the author and one by the book's translator, Molly Tambor - the original text has remained unchanged, so that Anglophone readers now have the opportunity to engage with this classic work. By analyzing the enduring relationship between the United States - especially its financial establishment - and fascist Italy up until Mussolini's conquest of Ethiopia in 1935, this book provides answers to some key questions about the interconnectedness of America's rise to hegemonic global financial power in the twentieth century and its support of Italian fascism during this time.

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ISBN-13: 9781107002456
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 453
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Gian Giacomo Migone is Professor of History of Euroatlantic Relations at the University of Torino, Italy. He is the author of Problemi di Storia nei Rapporti tra Italia e Stati Uniti (1971) and Banchieri Americani e Mussolini (1979), and he has written numerous essays concerning Euro-Atlantic relations before, during, and after the Cold War. He was a member of the Italian Senate, where he chaired the Foreign Relations Committee, the United Nations System Staff College Advisory Board, the Civilian Affairs Committee, and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, from 1992 to 2001. He is the founder and first editor of L'indice dei Libri del Mese, an Italian cultural monthly.

Molly Tambor is Assistant Professor of European History at Long Island University (LIU) Post. She is the author of The Lost Wave: Women and Democracy in Postwar Italy (2014).

Table of Contents

Introduction: the origins of American hegemony in Europe; 1. The United States and the rise of fascism in Italy; 2. United States economic policy toward Italy; 3. The United States and Italy confront the Great Depression; 4. Roosevelt and fascist Italy, from the London Economic Conference to the Italo-Ethiopian War (1933–6); 5. Conclusion.

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