Nazism, Fascism and the Working Class

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 9, 1995 - History - 361 pages
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This collection of essays, four of which are published in English for the first time, represents the life's work of the historian Tim Mason, one of the most original and perceptive scholars of National Socialism, who pioneered its social and labour history. His provocative articles and essays, written between 1964 and 1990, exhibit a combination of empirical rigour and theoretical astuteness which made them landmarks in the definition and elaboration of major debates in the historiography of National Socialism. These ten essays collect together Mason's most significant writings, including discussions of the domestic origins of the Second World War, the role of Hitler, and the character of working-class resistance, as well as his pathbreaking study of women under National Socialism, and examples of comparative work on fascism and Nazism. A complete bibliography of his publications is also appended.
 

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Contents

Some origins of the Second World War
33
The primacy of politics Politics and economics in National Socialist Germany
53
The origins of the Law on the Organization of National Labour of 20 January 1934 An investigation into the relationship between archaic and moder...
77
Internal crisis and war of aggression 19381939
104
Women in Germany 19251940 Family welfare and work
131
Intention and explanation A current controversy about the interpretation of National Socialism
212
The containment of the working class in Nazi Germany
231
The Turin strikes of March 1943
274
The domestic dynamics of Nazi conquests A response to critics
295
Whatever happened to fascism?
323
Bibliography of publications
332
Bibliography of works cited
336
Index
352
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