Four Germanys

In this last book by the late Donald Pitkin, author of The House that Giacomo Built, comes a story of the Schorcht family, through whose fortunes and struggles one can see the transformations of Germany through the long twentieth century.

Four Germanys

In this last book by the late Donald Pitkin, author of The House that Giacomo Built, comes a story of the Schorcht family, through whose fortunes and struggles one can see the transformations of Germany through the long twentieth century. Each chapter of Four Germanys is reflective of generational rather than historical time. In 1922, Edwin Schorcht inherited his family farm, and in Part One, Pitkin traces the derivation of this farmstead. Part Two focuses on Schorcht’s children who came of age in Hitler’s Germany. Part Three has the Schorchts growing up in the Ulbricht years (1950–73) of the German Democratic Republic. The book concludes with the great-granddaughter, Maria, looking back to the past in relation to the new Germany that history had bequeathed her. Ultimately, Four Germanys reflects the impact of critical historical events on ordinary East Germans while it also reveals how one particular family managed its own historical adaptation to these events.

More Books:

Four Germanys
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Donald S. Pitkin
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-01 - Publisher: Temple University Press

In this last book by the late Donald Pitkin, author of The House that Giacomo Built, comes a story of the Schorcht family, through whose fortunes and struggles one can see the transformations of Germany through the long twentieth century. Each chapter of Four Germanys is reflective of generational rather
Cycles of Hatred and Rage
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Katherine C. Donahue, Patricia R. Heck
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-07 - Publisher: Springer

This edited collection addresses a growing concern in Europe and the United States about the future of the European Union, democratic institutions, and democracy itself. The current success of right-wing parties—marked by the adoption of extremist nationalistic rhetoric aimed to incite fear of the “other” and the use of authoritarian
We Shall Not Be Moved/No nos moveran
Language: en
Pages: 211
Authors: David Spener
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher: Temple University Press

The activist anthem “We Shall Not Be Moved” expresses resolve in the face of adversity; it helps members of social movements persevere in their struggles to build a better world. The exact origins of the song are unknown, but it appears to have begun as a Protestant revival song sung
Storied Voices in Native American Texts
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Blanca Schorcht, Harry Robinson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Table of contents