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Cold War Rivalry and the Perception of the American West


Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pawel Goral
    Pages 1-9
  3. Pawel Goral
    Pages 106-137
  4. Pawel Goral
    Pages 138-141
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 142-185

About this book


This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War.


Western Film and History Cultural History Native Americans German History the Holocaust Transnational History the Cold War Cold War Germany Indianer national identity perception

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonUSA

About the authors

Pawel Goral is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA.

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