Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alastair Thompson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205432

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 12 December 2019

Persuading the Protestant Mittelstand: Left Liberalism in Schleswig-Holstein

Persuading the Protestant Mittelstand: Left Liberalism in Schleswig-Holstein

Chapter:
(p.276) 8 Persuading the Protestant Mittelstand: Left Liberalism in Schleswig-Holstein
Source:
Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany
Author(s):

Alastair P. Thompson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0009

If Wilhelmine left liberalism was being ground inexorably between left and right then Schleswig-Holstein might be expected to exemplify the process of decay. The area's liberal political and economic traditions were threatened from left and right. Altona had been an SPD stronghold since the 1880s. Kiel, which for years had elected the liberal notable Albert Hänel to the Reichstag, from 1903 returned the equally archetypal figure of trade union leader Carl Legien with an unassailable majority. The SPD also attracted support in small towns and amongst rural labourers. Even the relative weakness of the Conservatives in Schleswig-Holstein was deceptive, for the province's National Liberal Party often proved the functional equivalent of a right-wing party. Left liberals in Schleswig-Holstein depended on rural as well as urban voters. They were also able to attract support from the right, even in run-off elections where the SPD had already been eliminated.

Keywords:   Schleswig-Holstein, left liberalism, left liberals, SPD, elections, National Liberal Party, Altona, Kiel, right

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .