Soldiers of Labor: Labor Service in Nazi Germany and New Deal America, 1933-1945

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Juli 2016



A systematic comparison between the Nazi Labor Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps.


List of charts and illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1. The panacea for the Great Depression? Labor service ideas and their implementation prior to 1933; 2. Service to the community: the organization of the labor services; 3. 'Citizens', 'Volksgenossen' and soldiers: education in the labor services; 4. In 'Grandeurs of Nature': the work of the services; Concluding reflections; Abbreviations; Sources and bibliography; Index.


Kiran Klaus Patel is Assistant Professor of History at Humboldt University, Berlin. He is the author of several articles in books and journals, including American Studies and Archiv fur Sozialgeschichte.


"Soldiers of Labor is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature in the field of transnational history. It sets remarkably high standards regarding methods of historical comparison." - The Journal of American History, Olaf Stieglitz, University of Cologne Colgne, Germany "Patel's meticulous study of the Reichsarbeitsdienst and its counterpart in the U.S. deserves a wide readership. It is based on extensive primary source research in more than ten archives on both sides of the Atlantic. Not only its breadth, but also the close reading of the RAD's sparse remnants make this an impressive study; indeed, it is the first comprehensive study of this institution. This achievement alone is important. Moreover, the author draws on a wide variety of methodologies, ranging from conceptualizations of masculinity and space to transnational history; this diversity of strategy increases this monograph's overall innovativeness. The author's greatest achievement rests in having uncovered some striking, unexpected similarities between both institutions, and in revealing their reciprocal impact." - H-German, Thilo Schimmel, Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
EAN: 9780521834162
ISBN: 0521834163
Untertitel: 'Publications of the German His'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2016
Seitenanzahl: 446 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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