The Resource The rush to German unity, Konrad H. Jarausch

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 historical 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
Related
Cataloging source
MT4IT
Dewey number
943.087
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD290.25
LC item number
.J37 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The rush to German unity, Konrad H. Jarausch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-267) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn252592906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195072754
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35491024
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)252592906
  • pebcs0195072758

Library Locations

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