ISBN-10:
0195085779
ISBN-13:
9780195085778
Pub. Date:
02/19/1994
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
The Rush to German Unity / Edition 1

The Rush to German Unity / Edition 1

by Konrad H. Jarausch
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Overview

An ideal source for general readers and students, "The Rush to German Unity" explores whether solving the old German problem (by bringing down the Berlin Wall) has merely created new difficulties for Germany and challenges to overcome.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195085778
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/19/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Konrad H. Jarausch is the Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and author or editor of numerous books including In Search of a Liberal Germany: Studies in the History of German Liberalism (Oxford, 1990).

Table of Contents

Tablesxiii
Abbreviationsxv
Map of Germany after reunificationxix
Introduction: The German Upheaval3
The Present as Past4
Lines of Division7
The Breach in the Wall10
Part IThe People Rise
1.Running Away15
Pressure to Escape17
Mass Exodus20
Consequences of Flight25
Unity from Below30
2.Protesting for Freedom33
Sources of Dissent35
The Civic Movement39
Patterns of Protest44
Toward a Civil Society50
3.Overthrowing Post-Stalinist Rule53
The Hardliners' Fail55
The Pragmatists' Failure59
Unification Plans65
A Civic Revolution70
Part IIThe Masses Choose Unity
4.Searching for a Third Way75
An Alternative Quest77
For a Better Socialism81
The Turn within the Turn87
Renewal or Unity?92
5.Abandoning the Socialist Dream95
Economic Failure97
Political Crisis101
Diplomatic Destabilization107
The Implosion of the GDR112
6.Voting for a Better Life115
Parties and Groups117
Election Surprise121
The Grand Coalition128
A National Revolution132
Part IIIThe Easterners Join the West
7.Uniting the Currencies137
DM Appeal139
The State Treaty143
Creative Destruction148
Market Shock154
8.Negotiating Accession157
Dimensions of Partition159
Diplomatic Breakthrough162
The Unification Treaty169
An Orderly Transition175
9.Forging Unity177
The Burden of History179
Precipitous Union182
Democratic Legitimation188
A Social Revolution194
Conclusion: The New Germany197
Dynamics of Unification198
After Unity203
In Search of Identity208
Notes211
Selected Bibliography259
Index269

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