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Urban Liberalism in Imperial Germany: Frankfurt Am Main, 1866–1914

Jan Palmowski


Debates about Liberalism in imperial Germany have focused almost exclusively on the national level. This book investigates liberal politics in local government; the only sphere in which liberals had direct access to power throughout Germany. Through the study of one of Germany's most progressive cities, Frankfurt am Main, the book examines more generally the processes of politicization and policy formulation at the local level. It argues that in Frankfurt, as elsewhere, local affairs had become politicized not around 1900, as is generally assumed, but by the 1870s. Once in power, the liberals' ... More

Keywords: liberalism, imperial Germany, Frankfurt am Main, religion, social policy, education, reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207504
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207504.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Palmowski, author
Christ Church, Oxford