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The rush to German unity, Konrad H. Jarausch

Label
The rush to German unity
Title
The rush to German unity
Statement of responsibility
Konrad H. Jarausch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bringing down of the Berlin Wall is one of the most vivid images and historic events of the late twentieth century. The reunification of Germany has transformed the face of Europe. In one stunning year, two separate states with clashing ideologies, hostile armies, competing economies, and incompatible social systems merged into one. The speed and extent of the reunification was so great that many people are still trying to understand the events. Initial elation has given way to the realities and problems posed in reuniting two such different systems. The Rush to German Unity presents a clear historical reconstruction of the confusing events. It focuses on the dramatic experiences of the East German people but also explores the decisions of the West German elite. Konrad H. Jarausch draws on the rich sources produced by the collapse of the GDR and on the public debate in the FRG. Beginning with vivid media images, the text probes the background of a problem, traces its treatment and resolution and then reflects on its implications. Combining an insider's insights with an outsider's detachment, the interpretation balances the celebratory and the catastrophic views. The unification process was democratic, peaceful and negotiated. But the merger was also bureaucratic, capitalistic and one-sided. Popular pressures and political manipulation combined to create a rush to unity that threatened to escape control. The revolution moved from a civic rising to a national movement and ended up as reconstruction from the outside. An ideal source for general readers and students, The Rush to German Unity explores whether solving the old German problem has merely created new difficulties
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DLC
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Jarausch, Konrad Hugo
Dewey number
943.087
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD290.25
LC item number
.J37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • German reunification question (1949-1990)
  • Unification of Germany (1990)
  • German reunification question (1949-1990)
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany (East)
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Germany
  • Allemagne, Question de la réunification de l' (1949-1990)
  • Opposition (Science politique)
  • Allemagne (Est)
  • Allemagne (Est)
  • Allemagne
  • Allemagne, Question de la réunification de l' (1949-1990)
  • Opposition (Science politique)
  • Allemagne (Est)
  • Allemagne (Est)
  • Allemagne
  • Politique
  • Unification
  • Allemagne RD
  • Allemagne RF
  • Allemagne
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Germany
  • Germany (East)
  • Duitse hereniging
  • Deutschland (DDR)
  • Wiedervereinigung (Deutschland)
  • Geschichte
  • Deutschland
  • Deutschland (DDR)
Label
The rush to German unity, Konrad H. Jarausch
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map of Germany after reunification -- Introduction: The German Upheaval. The Present as Past. Lines of Division. The Breach in the Wall -- pt. I. The People Rise. 1. Running Away. Pressure to Escape. Mass Exodus. Consequences of Flight. Unity from Below. 2. Protesting for Freedom. Sources of Dissent. The Civic Movement. Patterns of Protest. Toward a Civil Society. 3. Overthrowing Post-Stalinist Rule. The Hardliners' Fail. The Pragmatists' Failure. Unification Plans. A Civic Revolution -- pt. II. The Masses Choose Unity. 4. Searching for a Third Way. An Alternative Quest. For a Better Socialism. The Turn within the Turn. Renewal or Unity? 5. Abandoning the Socialist Dream. Economic Failure. Political Crisis. Diplomatic Destabilization. The Implosion of the GDR. 6. Voting for a Better Life. Parties and Groups. Election Surprise. The Grand Coalition. A National Revolution -- pt. III. The Easterners Join the West. 7. Uniting the Currencies. DM Appeal. The State Treaty
Control code
ocm27725366
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 280 pages
File format
one file format
Isbn
9780195072754
Lccn
93000625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27725366
  • (OCoLC)27725366
Label
The rush to German unity, Konrad H. Jarausch
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map of Germany after reunification -- Introduction: The German Upheaval. The Present as Past. Lines of Division. The Breach in the Wall -- pt. I. The People Rise. 1. Running Away. Pressure to Escape. Mass Exodus. Consequences of Flight. Unity from Below. 2. Protesting for Freedom. Sources of Dissent. The Civic Movement. Patterns of Protest. Toward a Civil Society. 3. Overthrowing Post-Stalinist Rule. The Hardliners' Fail. The Pragmatists' Failure. Unification Plans. A Civic Revolution -- pt. II. The Masses Choose Unity. 4. Searching for a Third Way. An Alternative Quest. For a Better Socialism. The Turn within the Turn. Renewal or Unity? 5. Abandoning the Socialist Dream. Economic Failure. Political Crisis. Diplomatic Destabilization. The Implosion of the GDR. 6. Voting for a Better Life. Parties and Groups. Election Surprise. The Grand Coalition. A National Revolution -- pt. III. The Easterners Join the West. 7. Uniting the Currencies. DM Appeal. The State Treaty
Control code
ocm27725366
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 280 pages
File format
one file format
Isbn
9780195072754
Lccn
93000625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27725366
  • (OCoLC)27725366

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