Germany in Central America

Competitive Imperialism, 1821-1929


Author: Thomas Schoonover

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817354131

Category: History

Page: 334

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Using previously untapped resources including private collections, the records of cultural institutions, and federal and state government archives, Schoonover analyzes the German role in Central American domestic and international relations. Of the four countries most active in independent Central America-Britain, the United States, France, and Germany- historians know the least about the full extent of the involvement of the Germans. German colonial expansion was based on its position as an industrialized state seeking economic well-being and security in a growing world market. German leaders were quick to recognize that ties to the cheap labor of overseas countries could compensate for some of the costs and burdens of conceding material and social privileges to their domestic labor force. The Central American societies possessed limited resource bases; smaller and poorly educated populations; and less capital, communications, and technological development than Germany. They saw the borrowing of development as a key to their social, economic, and political progress. Wary Central American leaders also saw the influx of German industrialists as assurance against excessive U.S. presence in their political economies and cultures. Although the simplistic bargain to trade economic development for cheap labor appeared to succeed in the short term, complex issues of German domestic unemployment and social disorder filtered to Central American countries and added to their own burdens. By 1929, Germany had recovered most of its pre-World War I economic position.

History of Social Law in Germany


Author: Michael Stolleis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642384544

Category: Law

Page: 258

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The sole available comprehensive history of social law and the model of social welfare in Germany. The book explains the origins since the medieval times, but concentrates on the 19th and 20th centuries, especially on the introduction of the social insurance 1881-1889, of the expansion of the system in the Weimar Republic, under the Nazi-System and after World War II in the FRG and the GDR. The system of social welfare in Germany is one of the pillars of economic stability.

Industrial Culture and Bourgeois Society

Business, Labor, and Bureaucracy in Modern Germany


Author: Jurgen Kocka,Jürgen Kocka

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571811585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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Jürgen Kocka is one of the foremost historians of Germany whose work has been devoted to the integration of different genres of the social and economic history of Europe during the period of industrialization. This collection of essays gives a representative sample of his effort to develop, by reference to Marx and Weber, new and powerful analytical tools for understanding the dynamics of modern industrial societies.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History


Author: Helmut Walser Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199237395

Category: History

Page: 863

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This is the first comprehensive, multi-author survey of German history that features cutting-edge syntheses of major topics by an international team of leading scholars. Emphasizing demographic, economic, and political history, this Handbook places German history in a denser transnational context than any other general history of Germany. It underscores the centrality of war to the unfolding of German history, and shows how it dramatically affected the development of German nationalism and the structure of German politics. It also reaches out to scholars and students beyond the field of history with detailed and cutting-edge chapters on religious history and on literary history, as well as to contemporary observers, with reflections on Germany and the European Union, and on 'multi-cultural Germany.' Covering the period from around 1760 to the present, this Handbook represents a remarkable achievement of synthesis based on current scholarship. It constitutes the starting point for anyone trying to understand the complexities of German history as well as the state of scholarly reflection on Germany's dramatic, often destructive, integration into the community of modern nations. As it brings this story to the present, it also places the current post-unification Federal Republic of Germany into a multifaceted historical context. It will be an indispensable resource for scholars, students, and anyone interested in modern Germany.

Germany: 1789-1933


Author: Heinrich August Winkler,Associate Professor of German Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages Alexander Sager

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199265978

Category: History

Page: 599

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Vivid, succinct, and highly accessible, Heinrich Winkler's magisterial history of modern Germany offers the history of a nation and its people through two turbulent centuries. It is the story of a country that, while always culturally identified with the West, long resisted the political trajectories of its neighbors. This first volume (of two) begins with the origins and consequences of the medieval myth of the "Reich," which was to experience a fateful renaissance in the twentieth century, and ends with the collapse of the first German democracy. Winkler offers a brilliant synthesis of complex events and illuminates them with fresh insights. He analyses the decisions that shaped the country's triumphs and catastrophes, interweaving high politics with telling vignettes about the German people and their own self-perception. With a second volume that takes the story up to reunification in 1990, Germany: The Long Road West will be welcomed by scholars, students, and anyone wishing to understand this most complex and contradictory of countries.

Jewish Welfare in Hamburg and Manchester, C. 1850-1914


Author: Rainer Liedtke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198207238

Category: History

Page: 266

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This comparative history of Jewish welfare in Hamburg and Manchester highlights Jewish integration and identity formation in nineteenth-century Europe. Despite their fundamentally different historical experiences, the Jews of both cities displayed very similar patterns of welfare organization. This is illustrated by an analysis of community-wide Jewish welfare bodies and institutions, provisions for Eastern European Jewish immigrants and transmigrants, the importance of women in Jewish welfare, and the function of specialized Jewish voluntary welfare associations. The realm of welfare was vital for the preservation of secular Jewish identities and the maintenance of internal social balances. Dr Liedtke demonstrates how these virtually self-sufficient Jewish welfare systems became important components of distinctive Jewish subcultures. He shows that, though it was intended to promote Jewish integration, the separate organization of welfare in practice served to segregate Jews from non-Jews in this very important sphere of everyday life.

Industrial Espionage Made in Germany


Author: Moritz André Grabowksi

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656588309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 25

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Pre-University Paper from the year 2013 in the subject Sociology - Economy and Industry, grade: 12, , language: English, abstract: “Made in Germany”, the “Industrial Revolution”, and “Industrial Espionage”: what do these terms have in common? “Industrial Revolution” describes a transition from an agrarian to an industrial society at the end of the 18th century, starting in Great Britain and spreading from there. ) Whether railroad or steam engine, the technical innovations of the 18th century profoundly changed the working style and lifestyle of the people. Technical innovations went hand in hand with organizational innovations, such as the introduction of a factory system which ultimately put in motion a trans-formation process - now called the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolu-tion is one of the most significant turning points in history. There is no other known event in which, within such a short period, a centuries-old agrarian soci-ety was turned upside down and, within a few decades, something new was created. The starting point is considered to be the development of the spinning machine by Richard Arkwright in the summer of 1769, creating industrial cotton process-ing in textile centers in England, as well as the invention of the steam engine by James Watt. Within a short time, new inventions hit the market almost continu-ously -- inventions that changed life significantly. At that time, England was the leading force with the majority of the inventions having their origins there. Across Europe, people admired England with its ideas and inventions. First inventions were made in Germany as well, where they quickly began to copy, rebuild, and sell English products in England. In a targeted manner, Eng-land‘s advanced manufacturing processes were spied on by Germany, copied, and sold on the English market, initially mostly were of poor quality. This signifi-cantly impacted the English producers, and soon political and legal measures against the copiers were requested.

The Coming of the Third Reich


Author: Richard J. Evans

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042670

Category: History

Page: 656

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"The clearest and most gripping account I've read of German life before and during the rise of the Nazis." —A. S Byatt, Times Literary Supplement There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand than Hitler’s rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. With The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard Evans, one of the world’s most distinguished historians, has written the definitive account for our time. A masterful synthesis of a vast body of scholarly work integrated with important new research and interpretations, Evans’s history restores drama and contingency to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, even as it shows how ready Germany was by the early 1930s for such a takeover to occur. The Coming of the Third Reich is a masterwork of the historian’s art and the book by which all others on the subject will be judged.