Bismarck and the German Empire, 1871-1918

  title={Bismarck and the German Empire, 1871-1918},
  author={Lyndon R Abrams},
Chronological Table of Events. Map: The Unification of Germany 1867-71 1. Introduction 2. The New German State 3. Bismarck and Consolidation 1871-90 4. Confrontation and Integration 1890-1914 5. War and Revolution 1914-19 6. Interpretations 
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The German Empire
Kaiser Wilhelm II: New Interpretations (Cambridge, 1982)
  • A Study in Leadership
  • 1991
There are a number of good surveys of modern German history available which include accounts of the imperial period. The best are William A.Carr, A History of Germany
  • 1991
For a negative assessment of Bismarck see E.Crankshaw, Bismarck, London, 1981; a more measured analysis is L. Gall's Bismarck: The White Revolutionary
  • 1987
Wilhelm II's Germany and the historians
  • Rethinking German History
  • 1987
Amongst numerous studies of the working class and the Social Democratic Party some of the most useful include
  • The German Working Class 1888-1945: The Politics of Everyday Life
  • 1982
From a social historical standpoint there is Eda Sagarra, A Social History of Germany
  • A History of Modern Germany 1840-1945
  • 1969
The best include A.J.P.Taylor's Bismarck: The Man and Statesman (London, 1955) and Lothar Gall's more recent Bismarck: The White Revolutionary
  • Bismarck has been the subject of numerous biographies
  • 1967