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Industry and Ideology

Industry and Ideology
I. G. Farben in the Nazi Era

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: November 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521786386

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  • The power of big business in the Third Reich economy remains one of the most important issues of that disastrous era. Drawing on prodigious research in German corporate and government archives, Peter Hayes argues that the IG Farben chemicals combine, Nazi Germany's largest corporation, proved unable to influence national policy outside the firm's sphere of expertise. Indeed, the most infamous aspects of Nazi policy occurred despite IG Farben's advocacy of alternative courses of action. Nonetheless, Farben grew rich under the Nazi regime and was directly involved in some of its greatest crimes. This edition has a new preface that incorporates new developments and research in the field.

    • Draws upon prodigious research, much of it in German corporate and government archives
    • Studies the power of big business in the economy of the Third Reich, which remains one of the most important issues of that era
    • Well-written and carefully researched, sets the standard for future examinations of the relationship of business and the Nazi state
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    "Hayes's long-awaited, splendid study of Germany's chemical giant in the Nazi era is of critical importance and puts the study of big business under the Nazis on a new, solid foundation in the English-speaking world." Choice

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521786386
    • length: 450 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Nascent Concern, 1860–1933:
    1. Origins and organization
    2. The search for stability
    Part II. The National Revival, 1933–6:
    3. Revolution and reflation
    4. From Schacht to Göring
    Part III. The Nervous Years, 1936–9:
    5. Autarky and atomization
    Part IV. The Nazi Empire, 1938–44:
    6. Greater Germany
    7. The New Order
    Part V. The Nature of War, 1939–45:
    8. Commerce and complicity

  • Author

    Peter Hayes, Northwestern University, Illinois

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