The German League for the Prevention of Women’s Emancipation

Antifeminism in Germany, 1912-1920

by Diane J. Guido (Author)
©2010 Monographs XII, 217 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 12

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The German League for the Prevention of Women’s Emancipation: Antifeminism in Germany, 1912-1920 presents a detailed account of the activities of the German League for the Prevention of Women’s Emancipation from its beginnings in 1912 to its dissolution in 1920. It underscores the impact of this conservative, keenly nationalist, and increasingly anti-socialist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Catholic organization as it targeted primarily the moderate bourgeois Federation of German Women’s Associations and the conservative German-Evangelical Women’s League. This book also documents motives for membership, the League’s philosophy, and the political and social activism used by the League to achieve its aims. Based on a membership list reconstructed by the author, it offers a demographic analysis of League members and officers including an evaluation of the League’s geographic distribution and the extent of women’s participation in it.


XII, 217
ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2010 (March)
Deutscher Bund gegen die Frauenemanzipation Geschichte Germany feminism anti-feminism
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. XII, 217 pp., num. ill.

Biographical notes

Diane J. Guido (Author)

The Author: Diane J. Guido earned her Ph.D. in history and her M.B.A. at Claremont Graduate University and her B.A. in foreign languages at Pepperdine University. She received a joint award from the Fulbright Commission and the Germanistic Society of America to conduct research in Germany, which culminated in the findings presented in this book. Guido is currently Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs for Azusa Pacific University.


Title: The German League for the Prevention of Women’s Emancipation