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Paper and Iron Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation, 1897-1927 (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0521470161
ISBN-13: 9780521470162
Sku: 30775993
Publish Date: 4/16/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  556
Age Range:  NA
 
A challenge to the prevailing view that there was no alternative to the inflationary economic policies of Weimar Germany.
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Few economic events have had the impact of German hyperinflation in 1923, still remembered as a root cause of Hitlers rise to power; yet in recent years historians have defended the inflationary policies adopted after 1918. Niall Ferguson takes a different view. He argues that inflation was an economic and political disaster, and that alternative economic policies could have stabilized the German currency in 1920. To explain why these were not adopted, he points to long-term defects in the political institutions of the Reich from the 1890s. The book therefore not only reveals the Wilhelmine origins of Weimar's failure: it also casts new light on the origins of the Third Reich.Few economic events have had the impact of German hyperinflation in 1923, still remembered as a root cause of Hitler's rise to power; yet in recent years historians have defended the inflationary policies adopted after 1918. Niall Ferguson takes a different view. He argues that inflation was an economic and political disaster, and that alternative economic policies could have stabilized the German currency in 1920. To explain why these were not adopted, he points to long-term defects in the political institutions of the Reich from the 1890s. The book therefore not only reveals the Wilhelmine origins of Weimar's failure: it also casts new light on the origins of the Third Reich.
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The author argues that inflation was an economic and political disaster, and that alternative economic policies could have stabilized the German currency in 1920. This book therefore not only reveals the Wilhelmine origins of Weimar's failure: it also casts a new light on the origins of the Third Reich.

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Times Literary Supplement
"Ferguson's case for the traumatic moral impact of inflation is utterly persuasive...one of the book's many strengths is the weaving of personal and family histories, often drawn from unpublished correspondence, into the larger argument. Using these, Ferguson sensitively reconstructs the values, fears and inner tribulations of Hamburg's embattled bourgeois elite." - Christopher Clark 10/13/1995

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0556
Product attributePublisher:   Cambridge University Press
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