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Kathinka Zitz-Halein and female civic activism in mid-nineteenth century Germany /
Stanley Zucker.
imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1991.
description
xii, 264 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0809316749
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imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1991.
isbn
0809316749
catalogue key
1950736
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-254) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1991-12:
Kathinka Zitz-Halein (1801-1877) was a little-known German writer and social activist who flourished in Mainz during the period of the 1848 Revolutions and the following two decades. She participated intensively in the uprisings of 1848-1850, and was accused of high treason (the charges were subsequently dismissed). Zitz-Halein left behind a quantity of poetry and prose, much of which touches on themes of political and social interest. The quality of her writing was rather mediocre, and Zitz-Halein herself does not appear to have been a particularly attractive personality. Nevertheless, her story is fascinating, not least because of the light it sheds on the mid-19th-century political and social scene in Hessian Germany. Zucker's biography of Zitz-Halein (published posthumously) is somewhat unevenly written. At its best, however, the book provides an engrossing portrait of women's activism around the time of the 1848 Revolutions, and expands knowledge of midcentury debates on women's rights and variants of feminism. The book belongs in any library with good collections in German or 19th-century European history on women's studies.-A. H. Koblitz, Hartwick College
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In this first in-depth study of Kathinka Zitz-Halein, Stanley Zucker convincingly argues that no other woman was more involved in the political and social events of this period of German history.Aided by papers accumulated over Zitz-Halein's fifty-year publishing career, including her unpublished memoirs and diary, Zucker traces the liberal democratic viewpoint in Zitz-Halein's life and work. Through careful documentation of her life as a writer, her participation in the Revolution of 1848, and the reasons behind her struggle to remain the legal wife of Franz Zitz, Zucker offers new perspectives on women's activities and their history in nineteenth-century Germany.
Main Description
In this first in-depth study of Kathinka Zitz-Halein, Stanley Zucker convincingly argues that no other woman was more involved in the political and social events of this period of German history. Aided by papers accumulated over Zitz-Halein's fifty-year publishing career, including her unpublished memoirs and diary, Zucker traces the liberal democratic viewpoint in Zitz-Halein's life and work. Through careful documentation of her life as a writer, her participation in the Revolution of 1848, and the reasons behind her struggle to remain the legal wife of Franz Zitz, Zucker offers new perspectives on women's activities and their history in nineteenth-century Germany.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Early Lifep. 1
Love and Marriagep. 12
Becoming a Political Activistp. 31
Before 1848 Women and Politicsp. 49
1848 Women in Revolutionp. 70
Zitz-Halein and 1848 Literature and Politicsp. 94
Zitz-Halein and 1848 the Humania Associationp. 123
Old Beliefs and New Realitiesp. 147
After 1850 Personal Strugglesp. 174
Conclusionp. 188
Notes Bibliography Indexp. 195
Notesp. 197
Bibliographyp. 236
Indexp. 255
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