Pivotal Text and their Authors

Taylor, A. J. P. Bismarck: The Man and the Statesman. Phoenix Mill: Sutton Publication, 2003.

Alan John Percivale  Taylor  was one of the great historians, born in Lancashire, England in 1906 he when to Oxford and became an European Diplomacy  Historian. This work right before his seminal The Origins of the Second World War is another work where Taylor takes a stand against the consensus of Historians and once again changes the field by creating a new venue for scholarship. This Biography of Bismarck first published in 1955 and then republished in 2003 after his death and with new details recovered in the late 199os is most pivotal by leading to new research to oppose him and his thesis that German Unification was an accident and not a goal.


Landry, Stan M. “That All May Be One? Church Unity and the German National Idea, 1866-1883.” Church History 80, no. 2 (2011): 281-301. Accessed February 20, 2018.  http://www.jstor.org/stable/41240576.

Stan M. Landry, born in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He studied History then European and World History and earned the PhD in May 2010. Mr. Landry researches how the religious divide between Catholics, Protestants, and Jews effected the histories of Germany, with a special focus where religion, theology, and political culture intersect. http://asu.academia.edu/StanLandry                                                                             

Ashton, Bodie A. The Kingdom of Württemberg and the Making of Germany, 1815-1871. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

Anderson, Margaret Lavinia. “Voter, Junker, Landrat, Priest: The Old Authorities and the New Franchise in Imperial Germany.” The American Historical Review 98, no. 5 (1993): 1448-474. Accessed February 20, 2018. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2167062.

Margaret Lavinia Anderson is the leading expert into electoral politics in Imperial Germany. She was born in 1941 in Washington D.C. She received best article by a woman historian for this article.  Anderson has also worked as an academic advisor for the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. the leading authority  on German-American relations.