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Published: 08 February 2017

272 Pages | 15 illus. & 2 maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198789291

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Workers and Nationalism

Czech and German Social Democracy in Habsburg Austria, 1890-1918

Jakub S. Beneš

  • Tells the story of how nationalism spread among industrial workers in central Europe in the twentieth century
  • Explores a dynamic popular movement from a grassroots perspective and through its colourful culture
  • Exposes dramatic life stories, including scenes from socialist street demonstrations and examples of agitation materials created by ordinary workers and by the movement intelligentsia
  • Uses untapped sources in German and Czech from a dozen archives and libraries to reconstruct a culture that was locally rooted but connected across multiple regions and cities
  • Avoids a normative view of socialist politics, providing a fresh and balanced view of this phenomenon
  • Places the history of Austrian Social Democracy in comparative European and transnational context