I have written widely on the social and cultural history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Germany. My first book was a collective biography of Prussian judges from 1815 to the revolution of 1848-49. I then moved to the history of working-class protest with my study of Germany's best-known workers? uprising, the 1844 revolt of Silesian weavers. In 2006, I published the first overview study of political journalism in West Germany between 1945 and 1973.