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Women in British Public Life, 1914 - 50

Gender, Power and Social Policy, 1st Edition

By Helen Jones

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280 pages

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An examination of the ways in which women challenged the British educational, employment and welfare systems after the franchise. Helen Jones explores how women adapted their strategies to confront the system from within, and what constraints were imposed on them. She also examines the active role that British women played in Continental Europe, and an important comparative chapter looks at the experience of women in France, Germany, Italy, Australia and the USA.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

List if maps VIll

List iffigures

List if tables

List if Prussian monarchs .xi

List if Prussian heads if state .xii

Preface .xiii

Aboutthe contributors .xvi

Introduction: Modern Prussia - continuity and change

Philip G. Dwyer 1

Conservatives and the monarchy 4-

The urban and rural environments 8

Religion in state and society 12

The state, the army and Prussianism 16

1. Prussia in history and historiography from the nineteenth

to the twentieth centuries

Stefan Berger 21

Modifying and transforming Prussianism in the Kaiserreich 22

Prussian historiography in the Weimar Republic 24-

Symbiosis or resistance? Prussian historiography under National Socialism 27

The history of Prussia after the end of Prussia: The GDR 29

The history of Prussia after the end of Prussia: The FRG 33

Prussian history in the reunified Germany since 1990 38

PART ONE: CONSERVATIVES AND THE MONARCHY

2. Restoration Prussia

Thomas Stamm-Kuhlmann .43

Defining'Restoration' 4-3

Restoration as the programme of a 'party' .46

Early anti-revolutionary proclamations 4-8

A moderate king, the reform ministers and their adversaries 50

Romanticism and Restoration ideology 53

The Restoration Party gains ground 56

Hunting down the Zeitgeist 59

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CONT ENTS

Tran sforming the military into an instrument of royal prerogative 61

Conclusion 62

3. Revolution and counter-revolution in Prussia, 1840- 50

DavidE. Barclay 66

The coming of revolution, 1840-48 67

The liberal and democratic revolutions, spring - autumn 1848 73

Counter-revolution and compromise, spring 1848 - J anuary 1850 79

Aftershocks, 1849-50 : .83

4. T he cha nging concerns of Prussian conservatism, 1830- 1914

Hermann Beck 86

The theoretical foundations of Prussian conservatism 88

The search for a new identity 93

The development of conservatism in the empire 97

PART T WO: THE UR BAN AND RURAL ENVIRONMENTS

5. The Prussian Zollverein and the bid for economic superiority

Hans-J oachim Voth 109

Launchpad for take-off or precursor of unification? 110

German economic development 11 3

Prussia's political influence 118

Prussia's economic power 120

Conclusion 124

6. The Prussian labour movement, 1871-1 914

Dick Geary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

The nation al context 126

Varieties of Prussian labour 129

Epilogue: Prussian labour in the Weimar Republic 14·3

7. Agrarian transform ation and right radicalism: Economics and

politics in rural Pru ssia, 1830-1 947

Shelley Baranowski 146

Agricultural change and political mobilization, 1830- 1914- 147

War-making, urban priorities and the decline of agrarian influence,

1914-33 156

Unkept promises: Prussian agriculture from the T hird Reich to the

occupation, 1933- 47 163

PART T HREE: RELIGI O N IN STATE AN D SOCIETY

8. Religious conflicts and Germa n national identity in Prussia, 1866-1 914·

MarjorieLamberti 169

Protestant liberals and Catholics in the era of national unification ; .170

The Kulturkampf I 74

Religious cleavages and antago nisms in public life I78

The historical consequences 186

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9. Prussian Protestantism

Nicholas Hope 188

A search for identity and establishment 190

A fragile new constitutional ('synodal') church order 195

War and peace 199

PART FOUR: PRUSSIA, THE STATE AND PRUSSIANISM

10. Democratic Prussia in Weimar Germany, 1919-33

Hagen Schulze 211

The transformation of the pillars of monarchical authority 214

The demise of the Prussian state 225

11. Prussia's military legacy in Empire, Republic and Reich,

1871-1945

Dennis Showalter 230

A Prussian army or a German one? The imperial years 232

The Great War: From spiked helmets to steel helmets 238

Weimar and the Prussian military heritage 240

The Nazi years: Old wine in a new bottle? 244

Conclusion 251

12. Prussia, Prussianism and National Socialism, 1933-47

Brendan Simms 253

National Socialism and Prussianism 254

The National Socialist regime and Prussia 261

Prussia, Prussianism, resistance and the Allies 266

Suggestionsfirfurther reading . . . . . . . . .274

Further research possibilities 295

Index

About the Author

Helen Jones

About the Series

Women And Men In History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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HISTORY / General
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HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
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HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
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HISTORY / Social History