UCSB Hist 200EG, Spring 2002
Readings on 19th and 20th C. German History
HSSB 4020, W 6:30-9:15, except 4/10= 4/12, 4/24= 4/26
www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/classes/hist200e
class e-mail: hist200eg@mail.lsit.ucsb.edu

Prof. Marcuse
HSSB 4221, 893-2635
marcuse@history.ucsb.edu
Office hours: Tues. 12-1, Wed. 11-12

Readings on German History:
SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course is designed to familiarize students with the history of modern Germany, from the late 18th century to the present. We will also learn about the field itself: its sources, archives, journals, institutions, conferences, textbooks, and current research.

The focus of the course is on the close reading and in-depth discussion of carefully selected monographs and essays, not on bibliographical or historiographical work, although the latter will not be neglected.

Requirements

  1. Regular, active participation in seminar discussion.
  2. Each week all students will be responsible for:
    1. Carefully reading one of the core texts, including:
      finding and reading two reviews of that work, and
    2. e-mailing a brief discussion of that work by Monday noon.
    3. Looking through 1-2 supplementary works, and bringing a short report about them to class.
    4. Looking through several issues of a pertinent journal, and
      e-mailing some comments about articles in it by Wednesday, 2pm, as well as
      being able to present a profile of the journal to the seminar.
    5. Submitting a 2-3 page summary and assessment of their core reading:
      • a summary of questions and findings;
      • a discussion of sources;
      • the situation in historiography;
      • a critical evaluation.
  3. Each week one student will be responsible for compiling a list of questions and issues, based on the core and supplementary texts, and on the Monday e-mail that will serve as the basis for class discussion.

Books Recommended for Purchase

  1. James Sheehan, German History, 1770-1866 (Oxford, 1989). DD203.S48 1989
  2. Gordon Martel (ed.), Modern German History Reconsidered (Routledge, 1992). DD220.M53 1991
  3. Ian Kershaw, Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris (Norton, 1998);
    Ian Kershaw, Hitler, 1936-1945: Nemesis (Norton, 2000).
  4. Anton Kaes, Martin Jay, Edward Dimendberg (eds.), The Weimar Republic Sourcebook (UC, 1994).
  5. Harold Marcuse, Legacies of Dachau (Cambridge, 2001).

Topics and Core Readings

  1. Introduction: The Field of German History
    Archival guides: E. Welsch & J. Danyel, Archives and Libraries in a New Germany (CES, 1994) Frank Schumacher, Archives in Germany: An Introductory Guide (GHI, 2001)
    Organizations and conferences: GSA, CES, AHA (newsletters, announcements)
    Internet resources (hmlinks.htm): libraries, bookstores, reading lists, syllabi, newspapers, depts.
    Journals (see list at end of syllabus)
    Research and funding: C. Mauch and B. Zischke, Research and Funding: A German-American Guide (GHI, 1999)
    Newspapers: Gert Hagelweide, Deutsche Zeitungsbände in Bibliotheken und Archiven (1974)
  2. Enlightenment, Reform, and Reaction (1770-1815)
    • Core: James Sheehan, German History, 1770-1866 (1989), chaps. I-VI
    • Supp. 1: Hagen Schulze, The Course of German Nationalism: From Frederick the Great to Bismarck, 1763-1867 (Cambridge, 1991 [1985]) DD204.S3413 1990
    • Supp. 2: David Blackbourn, The Long 19th Century: A History of Germany, 1780-1918 (Oxford, 1998), chaps. P, 1. DD203.B59 1998 [compare Marpingen, 1994: BT660.M37 B57 1994]
    • Supp. 3: Thomas Nipperdey, Germany from Napoleon to Bismarck, 1800-1866 (Princeton, 1996 [1983]) DD203.N5513 1996
    • Also: T.C.W. Blanning, The French Revolution in Germany: Occupation and Resistance in the Rhineland, 1792-1802 (Oxford, 1983) DD747.B53 1983
    • Journals: HZ, CEH
  3. Vormärz to Unification
    • Core 1a: Sheehan, German History, chaps. VII-XIV.
    • Core 1b: Martel, Modern Germany Reconsidered, chap. 1
    • Supp. 1: Blackbourn, Long Nineteenth, chaps. 2-6
    • Supp. 2: Schulze, Course of German Nationalism DD204.S3413 1990
    • Supp. 3: Jonathan Sperber, Rhineland Radicals: The Democratic Movement and the Revolution of 1848-1849 (Princeton, 1991) DD801.R682 S64 1991
    • Novel: Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946), The Weavers (1892), about the June 1844 uprising, based on Wilhelm Wolff’s (1809-1864) contemporary portrayal "Das Elend und der Aufruhr in Schlesien". PT2616.Z38 M37 or PT2616.Z3 1951
    • Journals: JMH, SH, H-German
  4. From the Kaiserreich to the Great War (1871-1914)
    • Core 1-3: RJ Evans, Society and Politics (1978), Rethinking German History (1987); Death in Hamburg (1987)
      HN445.S55 1978; DD204.E88 1987; DD9**
    • Supp. 1: Blackbourn, Long Nineteenth, chaps. 7-9 & Epilogue
    • Supp. 2: Hans-Ulrich Wehler, The German Empire, 1871-1918 (Berg, 1985/1993 [German 1973]) DD220.W413 1985
    • Supp. 3: Margaret Anderson, Practicing Democracy: Elections and Political Culture in Imperial Germany (Princeton, 2000).
    • Novel: Heinrich Mann, Man of Straw (1917); satire based on events during the 1890s to 1914; also a 1950s East German film.
    • Textbook: Holger Herwig, Hammer or Anvil? Modern Germany, 1648-present (Heath, 1994) DD175 .H47 1994 (not UCSB)
  5. The Great War and the Weimar Republic (1914-1933)
    • All: Martel, chaps. 3-6
    • Core 1: Fischer, War of Illusions: German Policies, 1911-1914 (Norton, 1975 [1963]) DD228.5 .F5513
    • Core 2: Fritz Fischer, From Kaiserreich to Third Reich: Elements of Continuity in German History, 1871-1945 (Allen & Unwin, 1986 [1979]) JN3388 .F5713 1986
    • Core 3: Fischer, World Power or Decline: The Controversy over Germany's Aims in the First World War (Norton, 1974 [1965]) D515 .F27513
    • Supp. 1: Ian Kershaw (ed.), Weimar: Why did German Democracy Fail? (St. Martin’s, 1990)
    • Supp. 2: Detlev Peukert, The Weimar Republic: The Crisis of Classical Modernity (1992 [German 1987])
    • Supp. 3: Richard Bessel, Germany after the First World War (Oxford, 1993) HN445.B47 1993
    • Primary: Kaes, Jay, Dimendberg (eds.), The Weimar Republic Sourcebook (UC, 1994) DD240.W3927 1994
    • Textbook: Dietrich Orlow, A History of Modern Germany, 1871 to Present (Prentice-Hall, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999) DD237.O79 1987
    • Textbook: William Carr, History of Germany, 1815-1990 (1969, 1979, 1987, 1991) DD232.c35
  6. Hitler and National Socialism (1933-1936)
    • Core: Ian Kershaw, Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris (Norton, 1998) DD247.H5 K462 1999
    • All: Martel, chaps. 7, 8
    • Supp. 1: Norbert Frei, National Socialist Rule in Germany: The Führer State 1933-1945 (Blackwell, 1993 [1987]) DD256.5 .F7335713 1993
    • Classroom: William Sheridan Allen, The Nazi Seizure of Power (1965, 1973, 1984) DD256.5.A44
    • Textbook: Jackson Spielvogel, Hitler and Nazi Germany: A History (Prentice-Hall, 1988, 1992, 1996) DD256.5 .S68 1996
  7. Hitler and World War II (1937-1945)
    • Core: Ian Kershaw, Hitler, 1936-1945: Nemesis(Norton, 2000) DD247.H5 K463 2000
    • All: Martel, chap. 9
    • Journals: VfZ, JSH
  8. Nazi Germany and the Holocaust (1939-1945) (Martel, chap. 10)
    • Core 1: Hermann Graml, Antisemitism in the Third Reich (Blackwell, 1992 [German 1988])
    • Core 2: Klaus Fischer, The History of an Obsession: German Judeophobia and the Holocaust (Continuum, 1998) DS146.G4 F57 1998
    • Core 3: David Crew (ed.), Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945 (Routledge, 1994) HN445 .N39 1994
    • Supp. 1: Marcuse, Legacies of Dachau (2001), chaps. 1 & 2 D805.G3 M353 2001
    • Supp. 2: Childers and Caplan (eds.), Reevaluating the Third Reich (Holmes&Meier, 1993) DD256.5.R384
    • Textbook: M. Burleigh and W. Wippermann, The Racial State, Germany 1933-1945 (Cambridge, 1991).
    • Journals: 1999, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, VfZ
  9. Legacies of Nazism (1945-1970)
    • Core: Marcuse, Legacies of Dachau, chaps. 3-7, any one of 8-11, and12, 13
    • Supp. 1: Jeffrey Herf, Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanies (Harvard, 1997) D804.3.H474 1997 (not UCSB yet)
    • Supp. 2: Robert Moeller (ed.), West Germany under Construction: Politics, Society, and Culture in the Adenauer Era (Michigan, 1997) DD259.2.W475 1997.
    • Supp. 3: Robert Moeller, War Stories: The Search for a Usable Past in the Federal Republic of Germany (UC, 2001) DD820.P72 G526 2001
    • Textbook: Mary Fulbrook, The Divided Nation: A History of Germany, 1918-1990 (OUP, 1992).
    • Recent scholarship: Hannah Schissler, Miracle Years
    • Journals: JCH, NGC, Jnl of Holocaust Education
  10. Recent Debates (1970-1990); Recent Scholarship (Martel, chap. 12)
    • Core 1: Nathan Stoltzfus, Resistance of the Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Nazi Germany (Norton, 1996) DS135.G4 B476 1996
    • Core 2: Gavriel Rosenfeld, Munich and Memory: Architecture, Monuments, and the Legacy of the Third Reich (UC, 2000) UCSB Arts NA1086.M8 R68 2000
    • Supp. 1: Marcuse, Legacies of Dachau, chaps. 14 & 15
    • Supp. 2: David Blackbourn, Geoff Eley, The Peculiarities of German History: Bourgeois Society and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Oxford: OUP, 1984 [German 1980]), prologue
    • Journals: GPS, ZfG, GH

Journals

  • 1999: Journal für die Sozialgeschichte des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts [Hamburg] 1(1991) HN1.A18
  • Central European History 1(1968) Emory University D1.C4782
  • European History Quarterly 14(1984) [European Studies Review (1971-1983)] D1.E925
  • European Studies Newsletter (since 1972), newsletter of Council for European Studies (not at UCSB)
  • German History 6(1988) German History Society DD1.G37
  • German Politics and Society (1986) CGES Harvard/Georgetown/UC DD1.G3817
  • German Studies Review 1(1978) German Studies Association DD233.G47
  • Geschichte und Gesellschaft 1(1975). journal of the "Bielefeld School" (DD 1 G52; not held by UCSB)
  • Historische Zeitschrift 151(1935)[2 vols/year]. German equivalent of the AHR. D1.H58
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies 1(1986) DS810.J4 H735
  • Journal of Contemporary History 1(1966) [London] D1.J6221
  • Journal of Central European Affairs (1941-1964) [Boulder] D1.J62
  • Journal of European Studies 1(1971) D1.J626
  • Journal of Modern History 1(1929) [Univ. of Chicago] D1.J65
  • Journal of Social History 1(1967) [Pittsburgh] HM1.J6575
  • New German Critique 1(1973) PT1 .N46
  • Social History 1(1976) HN1.S62
  • Tel Aviver Jahrbuch für deutsche Geschichte 1(1987), Institute for German History, Tel Aviv DD4.T46
  • Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 1(1953), IfZ Munich D1 .V5
  • Yad Vashem Studies 11(1976) DS135.E833 Y31
  • Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 1(1953) (former east German flagship journal) D1 .Z4557

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