Spring 1994 Lecture Series

Two Different Paths to Modernity: Comparative Aspects of German and American History, 1865-1914


Multiculturalism and Modernity:
Reflections on the Place of Kultur in the Tradition of German Nationalism, 1870-1914
March 03, 1994
Helmut Smith (Vanderbilt University)

What Happened to American Individualism?
The Ideological Crisis of the Gilded Age and Its Consequences for the Twentieth Century
March 09, 1994
Olivier Zunz (University of Virginia)

Social Reform and Sexual Politics:
The Making of the Social Welfare State in Germany After 1871
March 16, 1994
Kathleen Canning (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor)

Gender and the Development of the American Welfare State in the Progressive Era: Maternalism Reconsidered
April 07, 1994
Sonya A. Michel (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Government Policy and the Organization of Enterprise in Germany and the United States, 1870-1914
May 03, 1994
Naomi Lamoreaux (Brown University)

The Imperial German Economy in Comparative Perspective
May 09, 1994
Kenneth D. Barkin (University of California at Riverside)

Reclaiming the Reputation of the Gilded Age and Progressive City: American Urbanization, 1865-1920
May 17, 1994
Roger Lotchin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

The Bourgeois City within the Age of German Urbanization
May 25, 1994
Brian Ladd (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)