Gustavo Corni offers a balanced and comprehensive study of Nazi agricultural policies and German agriculture between 1930 and 1939. The author gives a full account of the decisive rural support for the Nazi party during this period and describes how the Nazi agrarian ideology was developed to gain mass support.
The structure crisis in German agriculture from the end of the 1st World War; National Socialist ideology and peasant protest before the accession to power; interlude - Alfred Hugenberg, "Dictator of the Economy"; the "Reichsnahrstand" in the National Socialist power system; the "Marktordnung"; internal colonization versus preservation of the large eastern estates; the Erbhof law - myth and reality of the new peasantry; the battle for production; extending the living-space - the myth of the Balkans; the exodus of the rural population and the shortage of agricultural labour; the 4 year plan the failure of the "Peasant Utopia"; a comparison with the agrarian policy of fascist Italy.
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 25th October 1990
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1