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The Age of Questions: Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond

Holly Case


In the early nineteenth century, a new age began: the age of questions. In the Eastern and Belgian questions, as much as in the slavery, worker, social, woman, and Jewish questions, contemporaries saw not interrogatives to be answered but problems to be solved. Alexis de Tocqueville, Victor Hugo, Karl Marx, Frederick Douglass, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Rosa Luxemburg, and Adolf Hitler were among the many who put their pens to the task. This book asks how the question form arose, what trajectory it followed, and why it provoked such feverish excitement for over a century. Was there a family resemblanc ... More

Keywords: questions, emancipation, genocide, federation, boundaries, Final Solution, Jewish question, Belgian question, farce

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691131153
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691131153.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Holly Case, author
Brown University