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- DescriptionPolitically adrift, alienated from Weimar society, and fearful of competition from industrial elites and the working class alike, the independent artisans of interwar Germany were a particularly receptive audience for National Socialist ideology. As Hitler consolidated power, they emerged as an important Nazi constituency, drawn by the party's rejection of both capitalism and Bolshevism. Yet, in the years after 1945, the artisan class became one of the pillars of postwar stability, thoroughly integrated into German society. From Craftsmen to Capitalists gives the first account of this astonishing transformation, exploring how skilled tradesmen recast their historical traditions and forged alliances with former antagonists to help realize German democratization and recovery.
- Author BiographyFrederick L. McKitrick received his doctorate from Columbia University. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University, New Jersey.
- Author(s)Frederick L. McKitrick
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication01/09/2016
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleMonographs in German History
- Series Part/Volume Number37
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Note11 tables, 2 figures
- Weight567 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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