Proletarians and Politics: Socialism, Protest and the Working Class in Germany Before the First World War

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This book - as a history of the German labor movement - offers a critique of the traditional emphasis on organization and ideology both through a survey of the literature and a presentation of new evidence, including a study of working-class opinion on a wide range of political and social issues, based on reports compiled by police spies in the pubs and bars of Hamburg between 1892 and 1914.
 

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Contents

a German bandit in the early
1
nineteenth century
4
The crowd in German history
28
Food riots in Stettin Szczecin 1847
35
The making of the German working class
48
A journeymans record is checked as he seeks accommodation in a guild lodginghouse 1845
54
Prussian police disband a workers meeting in 1890
61
Labour movement culture and workingclass
72
Socialist women and political radicalism
93
Clara Zetkin and Rosa Luxemburg on their way to the Social Democratic Party conference in Magdeburg 1910
100
Social Democratic women demonstrate for the vote on International Womens Day in Berlin 1911
113
pub conversations
124
Policemen disguised as workers on permanent surveillance duty in Hamburg 1895
126
A pub on the Hamburg waterfront 1898
144
the May Day Festival 1900 liberty equality fraternity peace and the eighthour day
161
A workingclass bar in a Hamburg suburb 1914
182

May Day parade in Hamburg 1903
75
safety measures at the coalface 1890
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