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The rise of fascism in Europe
Blum, George P., 1932-
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
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xx, 196 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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1450 Lexile.
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D726.5 .B58 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Designed for secondary school and college student research, this work is a readable history and ready reference guide to the rise of fascism and the forces that brought about World War II. An introductory essay presents the most recent scholarship in a clear overview of the development of fascism in Germany and Italy. Additional essays analyze the crucial aspects of the history of fascism--from the facists' seizure of power in Italy and Germany, to the economy and society of these nations to the resistance to these governments. A concluding essay assesses the impact and legacy of Hitler and Mussolini and discusses fascism in other countries. Ready reference features include a chronology of events, lengthy biographical profiles of 15 key figures, the text of 15 key primary documents, a glossary of selected terms, and a bibliographical essay.

Author Notes

GEORGE BLUM is Professor of History and Chair of the Department at the University of the Pacific. Among his recent publications are articles and chapters in Research Guide to European Historical Biography (1992-1993), Statesmen Who Changed the World (Greenwood, 1993), Events That Changed the World in the Twentieth Century (Greenwood, 1995), and Encyclopedia of World War II in Europe (1998).

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This useful series (Guides to Historic Events of the Twentieth Century) continues to explore events that are likely to be studied at the secondary and college levels, providing chronologies, background information, biographies, and key primary documents.

Table of Contents

Randall M. Miller
Series Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Chronology of Eventsp. xvii
The Rise of Fascism in Europe Explainedp. 1
1 The Development of Fascism in Europep. 3
2 Fascist Seizure of Power: Italy and Germanyp. 21
3 Economy and Society under Fascismp. 37
4 Fascist Origins of World War IIp. 51
5 Resistance in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germanyp. 61
6 Fascism: Assessment and Legacyp. 73
Biographies: The Personalities Behind Fascism in Europep. 87
Primary Documents: Fascism in Europep. 119
Glossary of Selected Termsp. 165
Bibliographical Essayp. 175
Indexp. 193