GIs and Fräuleins: the German-American encounter in 1950s West Germany

Hohn explores the encounter between Germans and the American troops stationed in the Rhineland-Palatinate, a state in southwest Germany, during the 1950s. Hohn shows that German anxieties over widespread Americanization were also debates about proper gender norms and racial boundaries, and that while the American military brought democracy with them to Germany, they also brought Jim Crow.