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Social Protest in Germany in the 19th Century

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Tilly, Richard H. (Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Münster)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    a) Recording and quantitative investigation of violent protest actions; b) Correlation of the results with socioeconomic parameters (price development, degree of industrialization and urbanization). Topics: a) place of protest (city, district, administrative district) source and frequency of reporting, start and length of protest, magnitude of protest territory affected and object of attack, magnitude of counteraction, number of injured/dead/arrested/accused/convicted, type of property damage, type and composition of protest formation and counteraction, armament, construction of barricades, type of symbols, triggering factors, government reaction, immediate consequences; b) Time series: population development according to cities 1816-1905 in 3-year intervals; degree of urbanization and industrialization according to administrative districts 1816-1910.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1816 / 1910
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Sampled Universe
Violent protest actions in Germany (number of participants at least 20 persons, use of physical violence)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Sources: a) Systematic evaluation of contemporary newspapers (Augsburger Allgemeine, Koelnische Zeitung, Frankfurter Journal and Frankfurter Zeitung); b) secondary analyses (statistics yearbooks; data set ´Bevoelkerungsentwicklung und Wirtschaftswachstum in Preussen 1816-1914´, see ZA-study 8049).
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 986
    Number of Variables: 52
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8040 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Tilly, Richard H.: Kapital, Staat und sozialer Protest in der deutschen Industrialisierung. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1980. (Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft; Bd. 41).

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Tilly, Richard H. (1990): Sozialer Protest in Deutschland im 19. Jahrhundert. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.