Graduate Readings
The Kaiserreich Era

 

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Abrams, Lynn. Workers' Culture in Imperial Germany: Leisure and Recreation in the Rhineland and Westphalia. New York: Harper Collins, 1992.

Alexander, Edgar.  “Church and Society in Germany. Social and Political Movements and Ideas in German and Austrian Catholicism 1789-1950,” in Joseph N. Moody, ed., Church and Society. Catholic Social and Political Thought and Movement, 1789-1950.

Allen, Ann Taylor. Feminism and Motherhood in Germany, 1800-1914. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1991.

Allen, Ann Taylor. Satire and Society in Wilhelmine Germany: Kladderadatsch and Simplicissmus 1890-1914. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 1984.

Anderson, Margaret.  "The Kulturkampf and the Course of German History," Central European History 19 (1986): 82-115

Anderson, Margaret L. Windhorst: A Political Biography. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.

Augustine, Dolores. Patricians and Parvenus: Wealth and High Society in Wilhelmine Germany. Providence, Rhode Island: Berg, 1994.

Baumeister, Martin. Paritat und katholische Inferioritat. Untersuchungen zur Stellung des Katholizismus im Deutschen Kaiserreich

Bausinger, Hermann. "Burgerlichkeit und Kultur," in Burger und Burgerlichkeit im 19. Jahrhundert, Ed. Jurgen Kocka (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: Gottingen, 1987).

Becker, Winfired, ed. Die Minderheit als Mitte. Die Deutsche Zentrurnspartei in der Innenpolitik des Reiches 1871-1933

Berghahn, Volker. Germany and the Approach of War in 1914. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 1993.

Berghahn, Volker R. Imperial Germany, 1871-1914: Economy, Culture, and Politics. Providence, Rhode Island and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 1994

Blackbourn, David. Class. Religion and Local Politics in Wilhelmine Germany

Blackbourn David, and Richard J. Evans, eds., The German Bourgeoisie from the Late 18th to the early 20th Centuries (London, 1991)

Blackbourn, David and Geoff Eley. The Peculiarities of German History: Bourgois Society and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Oxford, 1984)

Blackbourn, David. Populists and Patricians. Essays in Modern German History.

Brackelmann, Gunther. “Evangelische Pfarrer im Konfliktfeld des Ruhrbergarbeiterstreiks von 1905,” in Reulecke and Weber, eds. Familie. Fabrik. und Feierablend. pp. 297-314.

Breuilly, John, ed. The State of Germany: The National Idea in the Making, Unmaking, and Remaking of a Modern Nation-State. London; New York: Longman, 1992.

Burns, Rob, ed. Germany Cultural Studies: An Introduction. Oxford, 1995.

Carr, William J. The Origins of the Wars of German Unification. London and New York: Longman, 1991.

Cecil, Lamar.  "The Creation of Nobles in Prussia, 1871-1918." American Historical Review 75 (1970): 757-95.

Cecil, Lamar. Wilhelm II. 2 vols. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1989 and 1996

Chickering, Roger, ed. Imperial Germany: A Historiographical Companion. Westport, Conn. and London: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Chickering, Roger. We Men Who Feel Most German: A Cultural Study of the Pan-German League, 1886-1914. Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1984.

Confino, Alon. The Nation as a Local Metaphor: W rttemberg, Imperial Germany and National Memory, 1871-1918. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.

Crew, David. Town in the Ruhr: A Social History of Bochum, 1860-1914. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979.

Eksteins, Modris. Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.

Eley, Geoff. From Unification to Nazism: Reinterpreting the Nazi Past. Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1986.

Eley, Geoff. Reshaping the German Right: Radical Nationalism and Poltical Change after Bismarck. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 1991.

Engelberg, Ernst. Bismarck. 2 vols. Vol. 1: Urpreusse und Reichsgründer. Berlin: Siedler, 1985; Vol. 2: Das Reich in der Mitte Europas. Berlin: Siedler, 1990.

Evans, Ellen L. The German Center Party 1870-1933

Evans, Richard J. Death in Hamburg: Society and Politics in the Cholera Years, 1830-1910. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981.

Fend, Helmut. Sozialgeschichte des Aufwachsens: Bendingungen des Aufwachsens und Jugendgestalten im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1988.

Fenske, Hans, ed. Quellen zur deutschen Innenpolitik 1890-1914. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1991.

Fischer, Fritz. Griff nach der Weltmacht: Die Kriegszielpolitik des kaiserlichen Deutschland, 1914/18. Düsseldorf: Droste, 1967. (English: Germany's Aims in the First World War. New York: Norton, 1967).

Fischer, Fritz. Krieg der Illusionen: Die deutsche Politik von 1911 bis 1914. Düsseldorf: Droste, 1969 (English: War of Illusions: German Policies, 1911-1914. New York: Norton, 1975).

Fout, John C., ed. German Women in the Nineteenth Century: A Social History. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1984.

Frevert, Ute. Women in German History: From Bourgeois Emancipation to Sexual Liberation (Bern and New York, 1989)

Frevert, Ute. "Arbeiterkrankheit und Arbeiterkrankenkassen irn Industrialisierungsprozess Preussens (1840-1870)." In Werner Conze & Ulrich Engelhardt eds. Arbeiter im Industrialisierungsprozess: Herkunft, Lage, und Verhalten (Stuttgart, 1979).

Gall, Lothar. Bismarck: Der weisse Revolutionär. Frankfurt: Propyläen, 1980. (English: Bismarck, The White Revolutionary. London and Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1986).

Geiss, Imanuel. German Foreign Policy, 1871-1914. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1976.

Geisss, Imanuel. Julikrise und Kriegsausbruch 1914: Eine Dokumentensammlung. Hanover: Verlag für Literatur und Zeitgeschehen, 1963-64. (English: July 1914: The Outbreak of the First World War -- Selected Documents. Translated by H .M. Hughes and Imanuel Geiss. London, 1967).

Gilman, Sander. The Case of Sigmund Freud: Medicine and Identity at the Fin De Siecle. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

Groh, John E.  Nineteenth Century German Protestantism: The Church as Social Model

Gregory, Frederick. Nature Lost? Natural Science and the German Theological Traditions of the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Harwood, Jonathan. Styles of Scientific Thought: The German Genetics Community, 1900-1933. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Heilbron, J. L. The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck as Spokesman for German Science. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Herlitz, Hans-Georg and Horst Kern. Anfange Göttinger Sozialwissenschaft. Methoden, Inhalte und Soziale Prozesse im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert Göttigen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1987.

Herwig, Holger. The Outbreak of World War I: Causes and Responsibilities. 5th ed. Lexington, Massachusetts: D.C. Heath, 1991.

Hillgruber, A. Germany and the Two World Wars (Harvard)

Holscher, Lucian. "Die Religion des Burgers. Burgerliche Frornmigkeit und protestantische Homrichhausen, Christian, "Evangelische Pfarrer in Deutschland," in Werner Conze and Jurgen Kocka, eds. Bildungsburgertum im 19. Jahrhundert

Honegger, Claudia. Die Ordnung der Geschlechter: Die Wissenschaften von Menschen und das Weib, 1750-1850. Frankfurt: Campus, 1991.

Hull, Isabe.  The Entourage of Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1888-1918 (Cambridge, 1982)

Jaide, Walter. Generationen eines Jahrhunderts: Wechsel der Jugendgenerationen im Jahrhunderttrend : zur Sozialgeschichte der Jugend in Deutschland, 1871-1985. Opladen: Leske Budrich, 1988.

James, Harold. A German Identity: 1770-1990. New York: Routledge, 1989.

Jarausch, Konrad. The Enigmatic Chancellor: Bethmann Hollweg and the Hubris of Imperial Germany. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1973.

Jarausch, Konrad H. “Liberal Education as liberal Socialization: The Case of Students in Imperial Germany", Journal of Modern History 50 (1978): 609-30.

Jarausch, Konrad H. Students, Society and Politics in Imperial Germany: The Rise of Academic Liberalism (Princeton, 1982)

Jarausch, Konrad, ed. The Transformation of Higher Learning, 1860-1930: Expansion, Diversification, Social Opening, and Professionalization in England, Germany, Russiam, and the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Jelavich, Peter. Munich and theatrical Modernism: Politics, Playwriting, and Performance, 1890-1914.Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Jenkins, Jennifer. Provincial Modernity: Local Culture and Liberal Politics in Fin-de-Siècle Hamburg. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.

John, Craig. Scholarship and Nation Building: The Universities of Strassbourg and Alsatian Society, 1870-1939. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Johnson, Jeffrey. The Kaiser’s Chemists: Science and Modernization in Imperial Germany. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Kaelble, Hartmut. Berliner Unternehmer wahrend der fruhen Industrialisierung: Herkunft, sozialer Status, und politischer Einfluss (Berlin, 1972)

Kaplan, Marion A. The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family, and Identity in Imperial Germany. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Kaschuba, Wolfgang "German Burgerlichkeit after 1800: Culture as Symbolic Practice." In Jurgen Kocka and Allan Mitchell, eds.  Burgertum im 19. Jahrhundert (trans. The Bourgeois Society in 19th Century Europe) (Ann Arbor: 1993).

Kehr, Eckart. Economic Interest, Militarism, and Foreign Policy. Ed. Gordon A. Craig. Translated by Grete Heinz. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1977.

Kelly, Alfred, trans. and ed. The German Worker: Working Class Autobiographies from the Age of Industrialization . Berkeley: University of California, 1987.

Kennedy, Paul. The Rise of the Anglo-German Antagonism, 1860-1914. London and Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1980.

Kent, George O. Bismarck and His Times. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1978.

Kitchen, Martin. The Silent Dictatorship: The Politics of the German High Command under Hindenburg and Ludendorff, 1916-1918. London, 1976.

Kocka, J. Facing Total War

Kocka, Jürgen. "German History Before Hitler: The Debate about the German Sonderweg." Journal of Contemporary History 23 (1988):3-16.

Kocka, Jurgen. Industrial Cuture and Bourgeois Socity: Business, Labor, and And Bureaucracy in Modern Germany, 1800-1918. Providence; Oxford: Berghahn Books, 1999.

Kocka. Jurgen. Klassengesellschaft im Krieg. Deutsche Sozialgeschichte 1914-1918 (1973).

Kocka, Jurgen. Unternehmensverwaltung und Angestelltenschaft am Beispiel Siemens 1847-1914

Kocka, Jürgen, and Frevert, Ute. Bürgertum im 19. Jahrhundert: Deutschland im europäischen Vergleich. 3 vols. Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1988.

Kohnke, Klaus-Christian . The Rise of Neo-Kantianism: German Academic Philosophy between Idealism and Positivism (Cambridge, 1991) 

Kohut, Thomas A. Wilhelm II and the Germans: A Study in Leadership. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Kouri, E. I.  Der deutsche Protestantismus und die soziale Frage. 1870-1919

Kunoff, Hugo. The Foundations of the German Academic Library Chicago: American Library Association, 1982.

Lamberti, Marjorie. Jewish Activism in Imperial Germany: The Struggle for Civil Equality (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978).

Langewiesche, Dieter. "Mobilität in deutschen Mittel- und Grossstädten: Aspekte der Binnenwanderung im 19. und 20. Jhdt.", in Werner Conze and Ulrich Engelhardt eds., Arbeiter im Industrialisierungsprozess: Herkunft, Lage, und Verhalten (Stuttgart, 1979).

Lerman, Katherine Anne. The Chancellor as Courtier: Bernhard von Bülow and the Governance of Germany, 1900-1909. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Liebersohn, Harry. Fate and Utopia in German Sociology 1870-1933 (Cambridge, Ma., 1988)

Liebersohn, Harry. Religion and Industrial Society .The Protestant Social Congress in Wilhelmine German

Lidtke, Vernon. The Alternative Culture: Socialist Labor in Imperial Germany. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Loth, Wilfried.  Katholiken im Kaiserreich

Melville, Ralph.  Der Adel an der Schwelle des burgerlichen Zeitalters. (Stuttgart, 1988)

Mittmann, Ursula. Fraktion und Partei: Ein Vergleich von Zentrum und Sozialdemokratie im Kaiserreich

Mommsen, Wolfgang J. Imperial Germany, 1867 -1918: Politics, Culture and Society in an Authoritarian State. Tr. Richard Deveson. London: Arnold, 1995.

Mommsen, Wolfgang J. "Kaiser Wilhelm II and German Politics." Journal of Contemporary History 25 (1990): 289-316.

Mommsen, Wolfgang J. "Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in Wilhelmian Germany, 1897-1914." Central European History 24 (1991): 381-401.

Nipperdey, Thomas. Deutsche Geschichte 1866-1918. 2 vols. Munich: C.H. Beck, 1991-1992.

Paret, Peter.  Art as History: Episodes in the Culture of 19th Century Germany (Princeton, 1988)

Paret, Peter. The Berlin Secession: Modernism and its Enemies in Imperial Germany (Cambridge, Ma., 1980)

Pflanze, Otto. Bismarck and the Development of Germany. 3 vols. 2nd ed. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1990.

Porter, Ian, and Armour, Ian D. Imperial Germany, 1890-1918. London and New York: Longman, 1991.

Pulzer, Peter. Germany 1870-1945: Politics, State Formation, and War (Oxford, 1977).

Pulzer, Peter G.J. Jews and the German State: The Political History of a Minority, 1848-1933. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.

Pulzer, Peter G.J. The Rise of Political Anti-Semitism in Germany and Austria. 2nd ed. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1988.

Pyneson, Lewis. Cultural Imperialism and the Exact Sciences: German Expansion Overseas, 1900-1930. New York: Peter Lang, 1985.

Quataert, Jean H. Reluctant Feminists in German Social Democracy, 1885-1917. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1979.

Retallack, James. Germany in the Age of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan; New York: St. Martins, 1996.

Ringer, Fritz K. The Decline of the German Academic Mandarins (Cambridge, Mass., 1969)

Ritter, Gerhard A. Das Deutsche Kaiserreich 1871-1914: Ein historisches Lesebuch. 2nd ed. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1975.

Röhl, John C.G. Germany Without Bismarck: The Crisis of Government in the Second Reich. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1967.

Röhl, John C.G. and Sombart, Nicolaus, eds. Kaiser Wilhelm II: New Interpretations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Ross, Ronald J. Beleagured Tower: The Dilemma of Political Catholicism in Imperial Germany. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1976.

Rudiger. Bruch. Wissenschaft, Politik und offentliche Meinung: Gelehrtenpolitik im Wilhelminischen Deutschland (1890-1914). Husum: Matthiesen, 1980.

Saul, Klaus, et al., eds. Arbeiterfamilien im Kaiserreich: Materialien zur Sozialgeschichte in Deutschland 1871-1914. Düsseldorf: Droste, 1982.

Schöllgen, Gregor, ed. Escape into War? The Foreign Policy of Imperial Germany. Oxford and New York, 1990.

Schorske, Carl. German Social Democracy, 1905-1917: The Development of the Great Schism. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1983 (1st ed. 1955).

Schulze, Hagen. The Course of German Nationalism: From Frederick the Great to Bismarck, 1763.1867. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1998.

Seiger, Hand and Michael Lunardi, eds. Im Reich der Kunst: Die Wiener Akademie der Bildenden Kunste und die faschistische Kunstpolitik. Wien: Verlag für Gesellschaftskritik, 1990.

Sheehan, James J. German Liberalism in the Nineteenth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Simon, Christian. Staat und Geschichtswissenschaft in Deutschland und Frankreich, 1871- 1914: Situation und Werk von Geschichtsprofessoren an den Universitäten Berlin, München, Paris. 2 vols. Hem: P. Lang, 1988.

Smith, Helmut Walser. German Nationalism and Religious Conflict: Culture, Ideology, Politics, 1870-1914. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.

Smith, Woodruff D. Politics and Sciences of Culture in Germany, 1840-1920 (Oxford, 1991).

Sperber, Jonathan. Popular Catholicism in Nineteenth Century Germany

Stern, Fritz. Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichröder, and the Building of the German Empire. New York: Knopf, 1977.

Stern, Fritz. The Politics of Cultural Despair: A Study in the Rise of the Germanic Ideology. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1961.

Stone, Norman. The Eastern Front, 1914-1917.

Theweleit, Klaus. Male Phantasies, vol I. Women, Floods, Bodies, History (University of Michigan Press, 1987) and Vol 2: Psychoanalyzing the White Terror (University of Minnesota Press, 1989)

Vondung, Klaus ed. Das wilhelminische Bildungsburgertum: Zur Sozialgeschichte seiner Ideen (Göttingen, 1976)

Ward, William R.  Theology, Sociology, and Politics: The German Protestant Social Conscience 1890-1933

Wehler, Hans-Ulrich. Europäischer Adel, 1750-1950 (Göttingen, 1990)

Wehler, Hans-Ulrich. The German Empire, 1871-1918. Trans. Kim Traynor. New York and Oxford: Berg, 1985.

Wertheimer, Jack. Unwelcome Stranger: East European Jews in Imperial Germany. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.


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