Home Fires Burning Food, Politics, and Everyday Life in World War I Berlin

ISBN-10: 0807848379
ISBN-13: 9780807848371
Edition: 2000
Authors: Belinda J. Davis
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 4/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Challenging assumptions about the separation of high politics and everyday life, Belinda Davis uncovers the important influence of the broad civilian populaceparticularly poorer womenon German domestic and even military policy during World War I. As Britain's wartime blockade of goods to Central Europe increasingly squeezed the German food supply, public protests led by "women of little means" broke out in the streets of Berlin and other German cities. These "street scenes" riveted public attention and drew urban populations together across class lines to make formidable, apparently unified demands on the German state. Imperial authorities responded in unprecedented fashion in the interests of beleaguered consumers, interceding actively in food distribution and production. But officials' actions were far more effective in legitimating popular demands than in defending the state's right to rule. In the end, says Davis, this dynamic fundamentally reformulated relations between state and society and contributed to the state's downfall in 1918. Shedding new light on the Wilhelmine government, German subjects' role as political actors, and the influence of the war on the home front on the Weimar state and society,Home Fires Burninghelps rewrite the political history of World War I Germany.

Belinda J. Davis is associate professor of history at Rutgers University.

Maps ... Figures
Acknowledgments
Home Fires Burning
Introduction
Germany from Peace to War
Bread, Cake, and Just Deserts
Women of Lesser Means
Battles over Butter
One View of How Politics Worked in World War I Berlin
A Food Dictatorship
Soup, Stew, and Eating German
Food for the Weak, Food for the Strong
The End of Faith
Germany from War to Peace?
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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