The Surplus Woman: Unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918

The Surplus Woman: Unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918

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The first German women's movement embraced the belief in a demographic surplus of unwed women, known as the Frauenüberschuß, as a central leitmotif in the campaign for reform. Proponents of the female surplus held that the advances of industry and urbanization had upset traditional marriage patterns and left too many bourgeois women without a husband. This book explores the ways in which the realms of literature, sexology, demography, socialism, and female activism… (more)


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Publisher: Berghahn Books (October 01, 2009)

Collection: Monographs in German History

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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