Originally published in 1987, this study assesses the extent to which social and economic conditions affected the outcome of Reichstag and Landtag elections. It discusses the economic development in the district of Düsseldorf both before and during the period covered, 1867-1878; it also examines those social conditions in the region that remained static from 1867 – 1878, but also considers, as a background to each election or set of elections, short term changes in economic and social conditions.
Table of Contents
1. Agriculture 2. The Kreis of Solingen 3. The Kreise of Lennep and Mettmann 4. Elberfeld and Barmen 5. The Kreis of Gladbach 6. The Left Bank Silk Region 7. The Ruhr 8. The Kreis of Düsseldorf 9. The Handicraft Trades 10. The Background and Framework of Politics 11. Elections to the Constituent Reichstag, 12 February 1867 12. The Reichstag and Landtag Elections of 1867 13. The Landtag and Reichstag Elections of 1870-71 14. The Landtag and Reichstag Elections of 1873 – 74 15. The Landtag and Reichstag Elections of 1876-77 16. The Attentatswahl, 30 July 1878 17. Analysis and Conclusions.