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The Path to Christian Democracy

German Catholics and the Party System from Windthorst to Adenauer

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674419032

Publication Date: 05/01/1996

355 pages


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  • Preface
  • Introduction: Another Sonderweg?
  • The Center Party and Interdenominationalism in the Kaiserreich, 1870–1917
    • The Enemy of the State
    • Labor, Party, and Zentrumsstreit
  • Initiatives and Inertia, 1917–1922
    • Defeat, Revolution, Reorientation
    • The Essen Program and Its Aftermath
  • From Weimar to Hitler, 1923–1933
    • Political Mavericks and Catholic Consciousness
    • The Fall of the Tower
  • Reshaping Party Politics, 1945–1957
    • Catholics at the Zero Hour
    • The CDU of Konrad Adenauer
    • The CDU and Jakob Kaiser
    • The Center Party and Karl Spiecker
    • The Fusion Fiasco
    • Helene Wessel and the Christian Opposition
  • Epilogue: The End of Weltanschauung?
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

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