Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-04-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Each book in the Seminar Studies series provides a concise and reliable introduction to complex events and debates. Written by acknowledged experts and supported by extracts from historical Documents, a Chronology, Glossary, Who∆s Who of key figures and guide to Further Reading, Seminar Studies are the essential guides to understanding a topic.

Author Biography

Frank McDonough is Reader in International History at Liverpool John Moores University. He is the author of numerous books on Nazi Germany, including The Holocaust (2008) and Sophie Scholl: The Real Story of the Woman who Defied Hitler (2009). He has also written on British political and social history.

Table of Contents

Publisher's acknowledgementsp. xi
Chronologyp. xii
Who's whop. xv
Glossary of terms and organisationsp. xx
Background ?p. 1
The Vulnerabilities of Weimar Democracy, 1918-1933p. 3
Introductionp. 3
The Impact of Warp. 5
The German Revolution of 1918p. 6
The Impact of Versaillesp. 7
The Culture of Violencep. 8
The Constitution and the Emergency Powers of the Presidentp. 9
The Political Partiesp. 11
The Anti-Democratic Forces within the German Statep. 13
Economic Difficultiesp. 14
Analysisp. 15
Adolf Hitler: Personality and Early Lifep. 17
Family Backgroundp. 17
Parentsp. 19
Childhoodp. 19
Youthp. 22
The Death of his Motherp. 24
The Vienna Period (1908-1913)p. 25
Hider's Political Ideas in Viennap. 28
Hitler's Anti-Semitism in Viennap. 30
Munich (1913-1914)p. 31
The First World Warp. 32
The Early Growth of the Nazi Party, 1918-1924p. 36
The Birth of the Nazi Partyp. 37
The Early Programme of the Nazi Partyp. 41
The Emergence of Hitler as Leader of the Nazi Partyp. 42
The Growth of the 'Fuhrer Cult'p. 43
The Munich Beer Hall Putschp. 45
The Ideology of Hitler and the Nazi Partyp. 50
Links with Fascism and Totalitarianismp. 50
The Historical Roots of Nazismp. 53
The Philosophical Roots of National Socialismp. 54
Hider's Central Role in Nazi Ideologyp. 57
The Importance of Foreign Policyp. 58
The Centrality of Racep. 59
The Function of Anti-Semitism and Anti-Marxism in Nazi Ideologyp. 60
The Folk Communityp. 61
The Function of Socialism in National Socialismp. 64
The Nazi Party: Organisation, Propaganda and Membershipp. 66
Organisationp. 66
Propagandap. 71
Membershipp. 74
The Nazi Breakthrough, 1925-1930p. 79
A New Directionp. 79
Rebuilding the Nazi Partyp. 80
The Strange Mystery of Hitler and Geli Raubalp. 82
The Emergence of a New Nazi Party Election Strategyp. 83
The Impact of 'The Great Depression'p. 84
The Emergence of Hitler on the National Stagep. 85
The Nazi Electoral Breakthrough in 1930p. 86
Why Did the Nazi Party Appeal to Voters?p. 87
The Psychological Attraction of Nazism to Votersp. 89
Hitler's Intriguing Road to Power, 1930-1933p. 91
The Bruning Experiment, 1930-1932p. 91
Hitler Courts Big Business and the Armyp. 92
Hitler Bids for the Presidency, 1932p. 93
Franz von Papen: A Nazi in a Pin-Striped Suit?p. 94
The July 1932 Election and its Aftermathp. 95
General von Schleicher's Fifty-Seven Days in Officep. 98
Hitler Comes to Power, January 1933p. 99
Assessmentp. 101
Why Did Hitler Come to Power?p. 103
Documentsp. 109
Hitler in Viennap. 110
Hitler's First Appearance at a Meeting of the German Workers' Partyp. 110
The Twenty-Five Points of the Nazi Party Programmep. 111
The Demands of the Nazi Partyp. 113
Hitler on the Leadership Principlep. 114
The Munich Beer Hall Putschp. 114
Hitler on the Key Lesson of the Munich Beer Hall Putschp. 115
Joseph Goebbels' Views on National Socialismp. 116
Hitler on the Power of the Spoken Wordp. 117
The Nazi Party and Private Propertyp. 118
Hitler Debates the Meaning of 'Socialism' with Otto Strasserp. 118
Hitler Defines National Socialismp. 119
The Appeal of National Socialism: A Pacifist Viewp. 120
The Nazi Appeal to Farmersp. 121
A Schoolteacher Describes the Atmosphere at a Nazi Party Meetingp. 122
Hitler's Speech to the Dusseldorf Industry Clubp. 122
Edgar Jung on the 'Conservative Revolution'p. 124
'How Do We Struggle Against a Third Reich?': The Views of a German Novelistp. 124
Joseph Goebbels Instructs Party Workers to Tone Down 'Radical' Aspects of the Nazi Programmep. 125
Countdown to Hitler Coming to Powerp. 126
Hitler's Views on Anti-Semitismp. 127
Hitler Defines the Difference between the Nazi Party and the Traditional German Conservative Partyp. 129
Meeting of Hider and Hindenburg, 13 August 1932p. 131
The Appeal of National Socialism to Youthp. 132
Referencesp. 133
Bibliographical Essayp. 135
Indexp. 139
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