A German Revolution: Local change and Continuity in Prussia, 1918 - 1920, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A German Revolution

Local change and Continuity in Prussia, 1918 - 1920, 1st Edition

By Stephen C. MacDonald


372 pages

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Originally published in 1991, although written in the 1970s when the New Orthodoxy was exerting its most powerful influence upon students of the period, this book examines what changed and what did not change in Germany as a result of the Revolution of 1918. It discusses in particular, aspects of German life which the Social Democrats had singled out for change, and specifically political, land, and educational reform and the liberalization of the cultural and artistic climate.

Table of Contents

1. The Workers’ and Soldiers’ Councils 2. The Farmers’ and Agricultural Workers’ Councils 3. Political Reform in Kassel 4. Land Reform in Kassel 5. School Reform in Kassel 6. The Revolution and the Arts.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German History

Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set:

  • Offer a comprehensive and challenging interpretation of the German past
  • Assess Bismarck’s contribution to the German Empire and his legacy for modern Germany
  • Examine the psyche of the Germans and discuss the psychological impact of the Second World War on the Germans
  • Review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism and the weakness of democracy in 19th Century Germany
  • Examine the inter-relationships between social and economic change on the one hand, and political developments on the other.
  • Analyse the significance of the Zollverein on economic growth
  • Discuss authority and the law in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic.
  • Analyse the contribution of German historians to 20th Century historiography
  • Chart key events in British – German trade rivalry
  • Include archival material from both the former East and West Germany.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany