The Ruhr and Revolution
The Revolutionary Movement in the Rhenish-Westphalian Industrial Region 1912-1919
by Jurgen Tampke
Australian National University Press, 1978 [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0708107451
Fine Condition, book has minimal shelf and edge wear, dustjacket has minor edge and shelf wear.
'The German Revolution and its aftermath, the period of the Workers' and Soldiers' Councils, was a critical time in German history. Historians have asked whether the revolution could have changed the then existing inequalities. If so, it might have formed a basis for reconstruction which in turn would have arrested the deep division in the German Labour movement, a major factor crippling Weimar Germany which contributed to the rise of Nazism.
Dr Tampke deals with the revolutionary movement in the Rhenish-Westphalian Industrial Region - the Ruhr as it is commonly called, a part of Germany where the workers' radicalism was especially pronounced. He seeks to explain why the revolution took such a variable course in the Ruhr.
This book moves into urban and regional history, a field that has so far been little studied and is an important contribution to knowledge of European urban and working-class history.'