Margaret BARBER CROSBY: The Making of a German Constitution: A Slow Revolution, in: Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol 17 (2009), No 3, pp. 451-452.

Much has been said and written about Germany as a ‘belated’ nation and its failed revolution of 1848, which deprived the country of a unifying experience and sent Germany on its ‘Sonderweg’ (exceptional path) towards national unity. Margret Barber Crosby’s argument, therefore, that there was indeed a successful German revolution — albeit a slow and non-violent one that stretched over generations — is a welcome change.