Essays on American Antebellum Politics, 1840-1860


This collection of original essays examines various ways in which cultural trends and social developments have influenced each other in modem German history. Each contribution explores some aspect of either "high" (elite) or "low" (popular) culture and its societal ramifications. A thoughtful introduction draws together many of the common themes and important questions raised in the individual studies: the interplay of ideas and social forces in German history; the response of the German elite to the emergence of modern social relations and mass culture; and the relation between elite and popular culture.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • William E. Gienapp
  • Thomas B. Alexander
  • Michael F. Holt
  • Stephen E. Maizlish
  • Joel H. Silbey
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • College Station, TX
Publication year:
  • 1982