Boom and Bust: Society and Electoral Politics in the Düsseldorf Area: 1867-1878, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Boom and Bust

Society and Electoral Politics in the Düsseldorf Area: 1867-1878, 1st Edition

By J. D. Hunley


532 pages

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Hardback: 9780367246051
pub: 2019-07-16
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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.

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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HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany