Date of Award

6-1-2012

Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

First Advisor

Spencer Di Scala

Second Advisor

Paul Bookbinder

Third Advisor

Vincent Cannato

Abstract

This thesis examines the cultural assault on women during the Weimar Republic in Germany, looking specifically at politics, economics, social and cultural phenomena, and the art work of the period. The paper argues that women, while advancing in many ways during World War I and the early part of the interwar years, were forced back into traditional roles, simultaneous to a buildup of masculinity, during the Republic, both of which foreshadowed the rise of Fascist and Nazi ideals.

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