Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the Origins of the Council Movement (Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume 77)

Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the Origins of the Council Movement (Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume 77)

Ralf Hoffrogge


Richard Müller, a number one determine of the German Revolution in 1918, is unknown at the present time. because the operator and unionist who represented Berlin’s metalworkers, he was once the most organiser of the ‘Revolutionary Stewards’, a clandestine community that organised a chain of mass moves among 1916 and 1918. With powerful help within the factories, the innovative Stewards have been the motive force of the Revolution. via telling Müller's tale, this learn provides a really diverse account of the progressive start of the Weimar Republic. utilizing new archival resources and leaving behind the normal specialise in the heritage of political events, Ralf Hoffrogge zooms in on operating classification politics at the store ground and its contribution to social change.

First released in German by means of Karl Dietz Verlag as Richard Müller - Der Mann hinter der November Revolution, Berlin, 2008, this English version used to be thoroughly revised for the English conversing viewers and comprises new assets and up to date literature.

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