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The Resource Shouldering the burdens of defeat : West Germany and the reconstruction of social justice, by Michael L. Hughes

Shouldering the burdens of defeat : West Germany and the reconstruction of social justice, by Michael L. Hughes

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Shouldering the burdens of defeat : West Germany and the reconstruction of social justice
Title
Shouldering the burdens of defeat
Title remainder
West Germany and the reconstruction of social justice
Statement of responsibility
by Michael L. Hughes
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • World War II and its aftermath brought devastating material losses to millions of West Germans. Military action destroyed homes, businesses, and personal possessions; East European governments expelled 15 million ethnic Germans from their ancestral homes; and currency reform virtually wiped out many Germans' hard-earned savings. These "war damaged" individuals, well over one-third of the West German population, vehemently demanded compensation at the expense of those who had not suffered losses, to be financed through capital levies on surviving private property
  • Michael Hughes offers the first comprehensive study of West Germany's efforts to redistribute the costs of war and defeat among its citizenry. The debate over a ###Lastenausgleich# (a balancing out of burdens) generated thousands of documents in which West Germans articulated deeply held beliefs about social justice, economic rationality, and political legitimacy. Hughes uses these sources to trace important changes in German society since 1918, illuminating the process by which West Germans, who had rejected liberal democracy in favor of Nazi dictatorship in the 1930s, came to accept the social-market economy and parliamentary democracy of the 1950s
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hughes, Michael L
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ4133.G3
LC item number
H84 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lastenausgleich (1949- )
  • Capital levy
  • Currency question
  • Germany (West)
  • Germany (West)
  • Germany
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Shouldering the burdens of defeat : West Germany and the reconstruction of social justice, by Michael L. Hughes
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-258) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40298410
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780807824948
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98049536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Shouldering the burdens of defeat : West Germany and the reconstruction of social justice, by Michael L. Hughes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40298410
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780807824948
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98049536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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