The Ruhr and Revolution
The Revolutionary Movement in the Rhenish-Westphalian Industrial Region 1912–1919
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This book, first published in 1979, analyses the German November Revolution of 1919 and the years and conditions that led to it. It examines the economic, social and political background of the Ruhr up to the coal miners’ strike of 1912; how the war aggravated social hardship and rifts in the workers’ party; and, in detail, the revolution itself.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Seedbed of Revolution: The Ruhr to 1912 1. Social and Economic Background 2. Working-Class Politics Part 2. The War and the Ripening Revolutionary Situation 3. Social Conditions 4. The Parties of the Left Part 3. Revolutionary Upsurge, November 1918 – January 1919 5. Limited Revolution: The Eastern Ruhr 6. Radical Revolution: In and Around Düsseldorf 7. Revolution from Below: Hamborn and the Western Ruhr Part 4. The Struggle for Socialisation 8. The Essen Model 9. General Strike and Civil War 10. Disillusionment and Defeat