A History of Modern Germany 1800 to the Present

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/2/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Featuring revised and extended coverage, the second edition of A History of Modern Germany offers an accessible and engagingly written account of German history from 1800 to the present.bull; Provides readers with a long view of modern German history, revealing its continuities and changesbull; Features updated and extended coverage of German social change and modernization, class, religion, and genderbull; Includes more in depth coverage of the German Democratic Republicbull; Examines Germany's social, political, and economic historybull; Covers the unification of Germany, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, post-war division, the collapse of Communism, and developments since re-unificationbull; Addresses regional history rather than focusing on the dominant role of Prussia

Author Biography

Martin Kitchen is Professor Emeritus of History at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His books include Nazi Germany at War (1994), The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany (1996), The German Offensives of 1918 (2001), The Third Reich: Charisma and Community (2008) and Rommel's Desert War: Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941-1943 (2009).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Germany Under Napoleon
The Continental System
Resistance to Napoleon
The Prussian Reform Movement
Prussian Military Reforms
Educational Reform
The Confederation of the Rhine
Germany and the Defeat of Napoleon
The Congress of Vienna
German Society in Transition
Women and Children
The Household
Town and Country
Class Structure
Social Change
Restoration and Reform, 1815-1840
Demagogues and Radicals
Bourgeois Discontent
The Zollverein
Germany Under Metternich
The Revolutions ofp. 1848
The Frankfurt Parliament
The Struggle for Mastery, 1850-1866
Austro-Prussian Rivalry
The "New Era"
Changes in the Social Structure
Liberalism and Conservatism
Social Democracy
Prussian Army Reforms
The German Question
The Schleswig-Holstein Question
The Austro-Prussian War
The Unification Of Germany, 1866-1871
Liberalism, Nationalism, and Particularism
The Franco-Prussian War
The German Empire
The Military and Militarism
The German Jewish Community
Bismarck's Germany
The Kulturkampf
Bismarck and the Liberals
Social Democracy
From Free Trade to Protectionism
The Anti-Socialist Laws
Bismarck's New Course
Social Policy
The Social Structure of Imperial Germany
Food and Drink
Attitudes Towards Sexuality
Germany and Europe: 1871-1890
The Congress of Berlin
The Dual and Triple Alliances
The Collapse of Bismarck's System of Alliances
Wilhelmine Germany: 1890-1914
William II's System of Government
The Reichstag
Caprivi and the "New Course"
Tirpitz, the Navy, and "World Politics"
Navalism and Imperialism
Criticisms of the Naval Building Program
Anglo-German Rivalry
The Bülow Bloc
Scandals and Crises
Bethmann Hollweg
The Challenge from Social Democracy
The Balkan Crisis ofp. 1912
The First World War
Attitudes towards the War
War Aims
German Society in Wartime
Mounting Opposition to the War
The Peace Resolution
The Impact of Bolshevik Revolution
The Failure of the March Offensive
Armistice Negotiations
The Weimar Republic, 1919-1933
The Treaty of Versailles
The Weimar Constitution
The Kapp Putsch
Hyperinflation and the "Struggle for the Ruhr"
Hindenburg Elected President
The Depression
The Middle Class
The Working Class
Rural Society
The Demise of Parliamentary Democracy
Hitler Appointed Chancellor
The Nazi Dictatorship
The Reichstag Fire
The Persecution of the Jews: The First Phase
The SA and the Röhm Putsch
Hitler Becomes Head of State
The National Socialist Dictatorship
The SS
The Persecution of the Jews: The Second Phase
Nazi Germany: 1933-1945
German Society in The Third Reich
Small Business
National Socialism and Modernity
First Steps in Foreign Policy
The Anschluss
The War in the West
The Final Solution
The Turn of the Tide
The Shortage of Labor
The End
The Adenauer Era: 1945-1963
The Occupation Zones
From Bizonia to Trizonia
The Formation of the Federal Republic of Germany
From the "Economic Miracle" to "Eurosclerosis"
The Heyday of Adenauer's Germany
The Berlin Wall
The End of the Adenauer Era
The German Democratic Republic
"The First Workers' and Peasants' State on German Soil"
June 17p. 1953
The GDR after Stalin
The Berlin Wall
The New Economic System
The GDR and Willy Brandt's Ostpolitik
The Honecker Era
Social Structure of the GDR
Relations between the Two Germanys
The Collapse of the GDR
The Federal Republic: 1963-1982
The Great Coalition: 1966-1969
Confrontations with the Past
The Extra-Parliamentary Opposition (Apo)
The Chancellorship of Willy Brandt
Willy Brandt's Second Term: 1972-1974
Helmut Schmidt's First Term: 1974-1976
Helmut Schmidt's Second Term: 1976-1980
Terrorism and the Changing Nature of Dissent
The Debate on Atomic Weapons
Helmut Schmidt's Third Term: 1980-1982
The Transformation of West German Society
The Reunification of Germany
Debates over Germany's Past
The United States, The Soviet Union, and the German Question
The New Germany. 9/11
The Iraq War
Gerhard Schröder's Second Term
Angela Merkel's Two Coalition Governments
Problems and Perspectives
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