Profits of Peace: The Political Economy of Anglo-German Appeasement

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This bold new interpretation of Anglo-German appeasement challenges existing accounts, both orthodox and revisionist, by focusing on the economic motivations behind appeasement rather than on the workings of foreign policy. This is the first major study to provide a thorough analysis of the domestic political and economic background to appeasement, and to explain fully the reasons behind the persistence of the appeasement lobby even beyond the outbreak of war.
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Overview


This bold new interpretation of Anglo-German appeasement challenges existing accounts, both orthodox and revisionist, by focusing on the economic motivations behind appeasement rather than on the workings of foreign policy. This is the first major study to provide a thorough analysis of the domestic political and economic background to appeasement, and to explain fully the reasons behind the persistence of the appeasement lobby even beyond the outbreak of war.
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"This work is valuable not only to economic and diplomatic historians but also to all specialists examining the causes of WW II."--Choice

"...[this] book will undoubtedly stimulate further research into British and German economic relations and their implications in the interwar years."--American Historical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198202127
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Lexile: 1670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Liberal-Conservative Consensus
1 The Failure of Reconstruction and the Political Economy of Normalcy, 1914-1931 17
2 Crisis and Restabilization, 1931-1937 35
Pt. 2 The German Challenge and the Search for a Settlement, 1933-1940
3 The Genesis of Appeasement, 1933-1938 53
4 The Climax of Appeasement, 1938-1939 79
5 The Approach of War, March-September 1939 102
Pt. 3 War and Peace, 1939-1941
6 Limited War and the Search for a Compromise Peace, September 1939-May 1940 133
7 Total War and the Search for a Negotiated Peace, 1940-1941 158
8 Conclusion 193
Bibliography 205
Index 211
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