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Different Restorations

Reconstruction and Wiederaufbau in the United States and Germany: 1865-1945-1989

Edited by Norbert Finzsch and Jürgen Martschukat

400 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-086-1 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (August 1996)



This book responds to the frequently heard call for more comparative history .It does so by focusing on the problem of reconstruction in the national experience of the United States and Germany during three crucial periods: 1865-1945-1989. Accordingly, a group of internationally recognized experts was recruited to present their views on such themes as general problems of Reconstruction, on social issues such as race, class, and gender; on the question of war criminals and denazification and of national identity, sectionalism and regionalism.

Norbert Finzsch is Professor of History at the University of Hamburg.

Jürgen Martschukat is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Hamburg.

Subject: General History
Area: Germany North America