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Uniting Germany

Documents and Debates

Konrad Jarausch and Volker Gransow†
Translations from the German by Alison Brown and Belinda Cooper

320 pages, bibliog.

ISBN  978-1-57181-010-6 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (August 1994)

ISBN  978-1-57181-011-3 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (August 1994)

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"Deserves fulsome praise ... One can envisage new courses or modules on German unification being built around the use of Uniting Germany."  · German Politics

"... particularly useful in that it takes material from a wide range of sources, both official and individual ... The translations read well and are absolutely clear ... recommended to both specialists on German affairs and those who want to gain an overall view."  · Journal of Area Studies

"... contains a good chronological range of sources ... The editing is not only expert but also user-friendly, with a 14-page synopsis of events ... and brief explanatory notes before each primary source."   · Choice

The unification of Germany is the most important change in Central Europe in the last four decades. Understanding this rapid and unforeseen development has raised old fears as well as inspired new hopes. In order to make sense out of the bewildering process and to help both expert and lay readers understand the changes and consequences, an American historian and a German social scientist put together this collection of central texts on German unification, the first of its kind. An invaluable reference tool.

Konrad Jarausch is Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His many publications include The Rush to German Unity (1994) and Students, Society, and Politics in Imperial Germany (1982)

Volker Gransow† teaches in the Department of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. One of his more recent publications is The Autistic Walkman (1985).

Subject: Postwar History
Area: Germany

LC: DD290.22 .D4813 1994b

BL: YC.1995.a.772

BISAC: HIS014000 HISTORY/Europe/Germany; HIS037070 HISTORY/Modern/20th Century

BIC: HBJD European history; HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000




Contents

Chapter 1. The New Germany: Myths and Realities
Chapter 2. Division, Cold War and Détente
Chapter 3. Exodus, Opposition and Immobilism
Chapter 4. Awakening, Fall of the Wall and Bankruptcy
Chapter 5. National Turn and Fears of Unity
Chapter 6. Economic Union and International Breakthrough
Chapter 7. Unification Treaties and Accession
Chapter 8. Post-Unity Problems and Perspectives

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