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Author Dollard, Catherine Leota.

Title The surplus woman : unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 / Catherine L. Dollard.

Publication Info. New York : Berghahn Books, 2009.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (x, 272 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Monographs in German history ; v. 30
Monographs in German history ; v. 30.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-264) and index.
Note Print version.
Contents The alte Jungfer -- Sexology and the single woman -- Imagined demography -- The maternal spirit -- Moderate activism : Helene Lange and Alice Salomon -- Radical reform : Helene Stöcker, Ruth Bré, and Lily Braun -- Socialism and singleness : Clara Zetkin -- Spiritual salvation : Elisabeth Gnauck-Kühne.
Summary The first German women's movement embraced the belief in a demographic surplus of unwed women, known as the Frauenberschuß, as a central leitmotif in the campaign for reform. Proponents of the female surplus held that the advances of industry and urbanization had upset traditional marriage patterns and left too many bourgeois women without a husband. This book explores the ways in which the realms of literature, sexology, demography, socialism, and female activism addressed the perceived plight of unwed women.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject BMBF-Statusseminar
Single women -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Single women -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Women -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
HISTORY -- General.
Single women. (OCoLC)fst01119452
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Ledige Frau
Soziale Rolle
Sozialer Wandel
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918
Other Form: Print version: Dollard, Catherine Leota. Surplus woman. 1st ed. New York : Berghahn Books, 2009 9781845454807 (DLC) 2009015697
ISBN 9781845459529
9781785336621 (electronic bk.)
1785336622 (electronic bk.)

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