Social & Industrial History
Poems in Steel: National Socialism and the Politics
of Inventing from Weimar to Bonn
At an 'intersection of politics, law and technology', Kees Gispen's study spans the period from the introduction of the German Patent Code in 1877 to the aftermath of defeat in 1945, focusing on the Nazi restructuring of the patent system; the politics of inventing and the tension between engineers and capitalist management; and the positive industrial legacy of National Socialism in post-war West Germany. No jacket.