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Republic to Reich: A History of Germany Student Book with 4 Access Codes

By | Copyright Year:2019 | ISBN-13: 9780170410106

The bestselling Republic to Reich: A History of Germany is now entering its fourth edition. Retaining all the features that made it popular with teachers and students, this new full colour edition has been completely revised to incorporate recent research and historiography, as well as new sources and images. The student book provides an in-depth coverage of the Weimar and Nazi periods, with regular and relevant visual and primary source extracts with accompanying activities.

NelsonNet resources available*
Teacher Resources:
• Teaching programs

Student Resources:
• Worksheets
• Weblinks
• NelsonNetBook

*Complimentary access to NelsonNet is available to teachers who use the accompanying student book as a core resource in their classroom. Contact your local education consultant for access codes and conditions.


Part One: Germany 1914–1919: War and defeat
1 Germany and World War 1
2 The German Revolution
Part Two: The Weimar Republic 1919–1929
3 The Weimar Republic: The years of challenge 1919–1923
4 The Weimar Republic: The good years 1924–1929
Part Three: Germany 1929–1934: The rise of the Nazi Party and the failure of German democracy
5 Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party
6 The failure of democracy: The Nazis come to power
7 Establishing the totalitarian state: Germany 1933–1934
Part Four: The Nazi state
8 Life in Nazi Germany
9 Persuasion and pressure
10 The racial state: Policy and practice
Part Five: Nazi foreign policy and the path to war
11 The path to war
12 Conflict in Europe 1939–1945


K.J. Mason taught in New South Wales and Queensland for 40 years and has written numerous history textbooks, most notably Experience of Nationhood and Republic to Reich. In 2006 James was awarded an OAM in the General Division for services to secondary education and in particular the teaching and writing of history.


Incorporation of classical and recent historical interpretations.

Exam-style questions.

Historically accurate maps and images, including photographs and artworks.

Biographical studies.

Information boxes, diagrams and timelines.

In-text and whole-book glossaries.