Nazism, 1919-1945: State, Economy and Society 1933-39: A Documentary Reader

Nazism, 1919-1945: State, Economy and Society 1933-39: A Documentary Reader

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Edited by Jeremy Noakes, Edited by Geoffrey Pridham

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  • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF EXETER PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 210mm x 25mm | 650g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2000
  • ISBN 10: 0859895998
  • ISBN 13: 9780859895996
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 368,409

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Volume 2 of this series of documents with commentary covers the domestic aspects of the regime between 1933 and 1939: the political stystem, the economy and society, propaganda and indoctrination, policies towards youth and women, the SS system of terror, antisemitism and popular attitudes towards the regime - consent, dissent and resistance. The documents in the four volumes of this series are drawn from a wide range of sources - official and party documents, memoirs, letters, diaries and newspapers - and are linked with a commentary. The combination of documents and commentary represents at the same time a textbook, a contribution to scholarship and a source book for students and historians.

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Jeremy Noakes is Professor of History at Exeter University.

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By Roger J-C Sabourin 06 Dec 2013 5

This is the second in a four-volume presentation of original documents on Nazism: its theme is �?�?�?�¢â?¬�?State, Economy and Society, 1933-1945�?�?�?�¢â?¬�?.

Of particular interest to me were the sections in which the editors try to describe how the government of Nazi Germany worked (to whatever limited extent it can be said to have worked), the complex relationships between Party and State, and the role the common man was expected to play in the New Order.

Here again, the editors�?�?�?�¢â?¬â?¢ selection of documents is wide-ranging, and their own contributions (background, context, interpretation) are the perfect complement to the source material they provide.

As with the other volumes in this series, I cannot recommend this book too highly.

Table of contents

Contents Preface to the 2000 New Edition 6 The Nazi Political System 7 Central Government and the Role of the Reich Chancellery 8 The 'Coordinatio'n of the Civil Service 9 Party/State Relations- at the Centre 10 Party/Sate Relations at Regional and Local Level 11 The Nazi Economic Programme 12 The Policies of Schacht 13 The Four-Year Plan, 1936-39 14 Business 15 Agriculture 16 Nazism and the Working Class 17 The Regime and the People 18 Propaganda and Indoctrination 19 Youth and Education 20 Women, The Family and Population Policy 21 Law and Order 22 The SS-Police System 23 Antisemitism 24 Popular Opinion-Consent, Dissent, Opposition and Resistance List of Sources A Selective Bibliography Index