This collection of essays, first published in 1986, provides an exciting introduction to modern German agrarian history. The essays offer a revised account of the agricultural sector in an industrial Germany, and provide an extensive methodological, conceptual and thematic range. This collection challenges accepted interpretations, suggests some alternatives and at the same time offers a context in which new questions can be posed and answers can be sought.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction: Locating Peasants and Lords in Modern German Historiography Robert G. Moeller; 1. The Junkers: Notes on the Social and Historical Significance of the Agrarian Elite in Prussia Hanna Schissler 2. Property and Wood Theft: Agrarian Capitalism and Social Conflict in Rural Society, 1800-50. A Westphalian Case Study Josef Mooser 3. Lords and Peasants in the Kaiserreich Hans-Jürgen Puhle 4. Peasant Protest in the Empire – the Bavarian Example Ian Farr 5. Economic Dimensions of Peasant Protest in the Transition from Kaiserreich to Weimar Robert G. Moeller 6. A Second Agrarian Mobilization? Peasant Associations in South and West Germany, 1918-24 Jonathan Osmond 7. Crisis and Realignment: Agrarian Splinter Parties in the Late Weimar Republic, 1928-33 Larry Eugene Jones 8. The Agrarian of National Socialist Germany J. E. Farquharson; Notes on Contributors; Index