German Communism, Workers' Protest, and Labor Unions: The Politics of the United Front in Rhineland-Westphalia 1920-1924

German Communism, Workers' Protest, and Labor Unions: The Politics of the United Front in Rhineland-Westphalia 1920-1924

by Larry Peterson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401047180
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/29/2012
Series: Studies in Social History , #14
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
Pages: 551
Product dimensions: 6.61(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.05(d)

About the Author

Larry Peterson (1949) received a PhD from Columbia University in 1979, and has been Managing Editor of Comparative Politics since 1983. He published widely about German, American, and comparative labor history.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Labor Unions and the German Left before 1920. Part One: The KPD, the labor Unions, and Economic Movements in Rhineland-Westphalia, 1920--1924. 2. The Unified KPD's Offensive in the Unions and the March Action: Birthpangs of an Industrial Strategy. 3. Heran an die Massen! The United Front in the Unions. 4. Hyperinflation, Rank-and-File Action, and Revolutionary Politics. 5. 1923: the Almost Revolution. 6. The Crisis of the Unions and the KPD. Part Two: Structure, Organization, and Political Program. 7. The Social Structure of the Communist Opposition. 8. The Industrial Road to Revolution. 9. Rank-and-File Organization. 10. Social Transformation of the Unions. 11. The United Front. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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