Sweeping the German Nation: Domesticity and National Identity in Germany, 1870-1945

@inproceedings{Belgum2007SweepingTG,
  title={Sweeping the German Nation: Domesticity and National Identity in Germany, 1870-1945},
  author={Kirsten Belgum},
  year={2007}
}
Reagin, Nancy R. Sweeping the German Nation: Domesticity and National Identity in Germany, 1870-1945- New York: Cambridge UP, 2007.247 pp. $75.00 hardcover. For anyone who has read Gustav Freytag's ponderous Realist novel, Soil undHaben (1855), it will come as no shock that in the imaginative world of the 19th century, the concept of domesticity was directly linked to issues of bourgeois respectability, the desirability and moral imperative of German colonialism, and the efficient functioning… CONTINUE READING