The German Left and the Weimar Republic
A Selection of Documents

Fowkes, Ben
Publisher:  Haymarket Books
Date Written:  30/10/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Pages:  400pp   ISBN:  9781608464869
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18798

The German Left and the Weimar Republic illuminates the history of the political left by presenting a wide range of documents on various aspects of socialist and communist activity in Germany. Separate chapters deal with the policy of Social Democracy in and out of government, the attempts of the Communist Party to overthrow the Weimar Republic, and then later to support it. Later chapters move away from the political scene to deal with the attitudes of the parties to key social issues, in particular questions of gender and sexuality.