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Author Stoltzfus, Nathan, author.

Title Hitler's compromises : coercion and consensus in Nazi Germany / Nathan Stoltzfus.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]


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Description xii, 415 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-396) and index.
Contents Introduction : Working toward a National Nazi Community -- The Strategy of Hitler's "Legal Course" to Power: Limiting Force to Maximize Its Effect -- Contested Mobilizations: Bishops versus Nazis in the Battle for the People -- Germany's Confessional Divide and the Struggle for Catholic Youth -- Street Demonstrations: Toward Using the Leader's Tactics -- Führer Power and the 1938 Military Conspiracy against Hitler -- Challenges on the Home Front: Nazi Leadership and "Euthanasia" -- "The People Know Where to Find the Leadership's Soft Spot": Air Raid Evacuations, Popular Protest, and Hitler's Soft Strategies -- Germany's Rosenstrasse and the Fate of Mixed Marriages -- Conclusion -- Afterword on Historical Research: Back to the "Top Down?"
Summary History has focused on Hitler's use of charisma and terror, asserting that the dictator made few concessions to maintain power. Nathan Stoltzfus, the award-winning author of Resistance of Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Germany, challenges this notion, assessing the surprisingly frequent tactical compromises Hitler made in order to preempt hostility and win the German people's complete fealty. As part of his strategy to secure a "1,000-year Reich," Hitler sought to convince the German people to believe in Nazism so they would perpetuate it permanently and actively shun those who were out of step with society. When widespread public dissent occurred at home-which most often happened when policies conflicted with popular traditions or encroached on private life-Hitler made careful calculations and acted strategically to maintain his popular image. Extending from the 1920s to the regime's collapse, this revealing history makes a powerful and original argument that will inspire a major rethinking of Hitler's rule.
Subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Political and social views.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. (OCoLC)fst00034591
National socialism -- Social aspects.
National characteristics, German.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
National characteristics, German. (OCoLC)fst01033433
National socialism -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01033778
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1918-1945
ISBN 9780300217506 (hardcover)
0300217501 (hardcover)

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