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Red Saxony : Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918.

Author: James N Retallack
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2017.
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Red Saxony reappraises Germany's prospects for democratic governance from the mid-nineteenth century to the collapse of the Second Reich, asking: how was Germany governed in the era of Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II? How did fear of revolution push liberal and conservative parties together? How did Germany's leaders see their nation's future?
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Retallack, James.
Red Saxony : Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James N Retallack
ISBN: 9780191646027 0191646024
OCLC Number: 986213658
Notes: ``Man Proposes ... ́́
Description: 1 online resource (739 pages)
Contents: Cover; Red Saxony: Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; COLOR PLATES; GREYSCALE; List of Maps; COLOR PLATES; GRAYSCALE; ONLINE SUPPLEMENT; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; 1. DOCUMENTARY AND REFERENCE SOURCES; 2. ASSOCIATIONS, POLITICAL PARTIES; 3. OFFICES AND INSTITUTIONS; 4. NEWSPAPERS AND JOURNALS; SAXONY; REICH; 5. ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES; Note on Sources; Introduction; ELECTION BATTLES AND DEMOCRATIZATION; SOCIALISTS AND OTHERS; SAXONY AND THE REICH; 1: On the Threshold of a New Age. Saxonyś ModernizationSocial and Economic Change; Constitution, Monarchy, Parliament; Beust, Bismarck, and His Majestyś Loyal Servants; Electoral Politics in the Old Key; Conservatives and Liberals; Bebel, Liebknecht, and Social Democracy; ``New Ideas are Filling the World;́́ Bismarck and Universal Manhood Suffrage; The Suffrage in Saxon Politics; 2: The Possibilities of Liberal Reform; The Reichstag Elections of February 1867; The New Public Sphere; Campaign Themes, Key Races; Reactions; Saxony and the North German Confederation; Crossroads; The Reichstag Elections of August 1867. The Landtag Suffrage Reform of 1868Agendas for Reform; Legislative Battles; A Balance Sheet; A ``Liberal Era?́́; The Landtag Elections of 1869; High Tide?; Saxony and the Reich; 3: Enemies of the Reich; The Rise of Saxon Social Democracy; ``Provocations;́́ Responses; Red Saxony? The Shock of January 1874; The Campaign; Consensus?; The Struggle Against Subversion; The Kulturkampf in Saxony; Breakthrough; 4: The Struggle Against Revolution; The National Context; Ramping Up; Saxonyś Contribution; Rallying the Troops; Eyes on Leipzig; Landtag Battles; Reichstag Battles; In the Trenches. The Chemnitz Rope AffairDresden-Altstadt; Praetorians?; ``Valid-́́``Not Valid;́́ Dirty Tricks; Assaults on Parliamentarism; Taking Stock; 5: Against Liberalism and the Jews; Liberalism Adrift; National Liberalism and the Saxon Kartell; Progressives and Radicals; Businessmen and Others; Conservatives and Radical Antisemites; Jews and Others; Fellow Travelers I; First Wave; Doldrums?; Fellow Travelers II; 6: Authoritarianism Under Siege; ``1,427,298 Social Democratic Voters!;́́ Grass-roots Campaigning; The Scale of Victory; Shooting Socialists; Recalibrating; Rowdy Business; Publicists. In the Clubs``The Oldest Antisemitic Party in Germany;́́ Spinning Tivoli; Politics in an Off Key; Alliances, Propaganda, Agitation; The Shock of June 1893; Recriminations; 7: Suffrage Reform as Coup dÉ́tat; ``For Religion, Morality, and Order;́́ National Agendas, Legislative Stalemate?; Saxons Show the Way; Throwing Down the Gauntlet; Behind Closed Doors; Leipzigers Show the Way; ``What Is to Be Done?;́́ At the Green Desk; ``Mehnertś Law;́́ High Tide; Holding the Line, June 1898; Hubris; 8: ``Red Saxony!;́́ High Stakes, 1903; Alliances, Propaganda, Agitation; Reactions; A Way Forward?

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Red Saxony reappraises Germany's prospects for democratic governance from the mid-nineteenth century to the collapse of the Second Reich, asking: how was Germany governed in the era of Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II? How did fear of revolution push liberal and conservative parties together? How did Germany's leaders see their nation's future?

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