The sympathetic Americanizing
of one of their great historical monsters didn't go over too well with some French critics at last May's Cannes Film Festival.
One reason for this shift, according to Neuhaus, was that the work of the domestic scientist, now home economist, changed from uplifting and Americanizing
the immigrant masses to getting middle-class white women to consume.
Balanchine, a Russian immigrant who came to the United States in the 1930s, joined up with entrepreneur Lincoln Kirstein to form the Ballet Society in 1946 (which later became the New York City Ballet), and is credited with Americanizing
Europe's famous Smart Car featured in The Da Vinci Code is now available in the USA courtesy of Northern California's ZAP (NYSE Arca:ZP) who says the key to Americanizing
the first micro-cars was to literally crack a code.
Luconi uses these transnational events, and their meaning to Italians in Philadelphia, to argue against the idea that the period was Americanizing
moment in which second and third generation ethnics came together in the New Deal Coalition.