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Auteur: Thomas, Nick
Titel: Protest movements in the 60's West Germany
Sub titel: A social history of dissent and democracy

This social history of protest movements in 1960s Germany departs from the limited and often politically biased reports of participants by placing the protests within the wider contexts of social change and international events. Thomas makes extensive use of archival material, much of which has never been used before, to reconstruct an historical narrative that begins with the peace and anti-nuclear campaigns of the 1950s and moves seamlessly on to the defining events of the 1960s the Vietnam War, university reform, and the women's movement.Through this original reconstruction, Thomas expertly shows how the protest movements both reflected and influenced fundamental social and political change in post-war Germany. He documents their role in helping to establish a critical and politically mature democracy, despite the escalating violence between protesters and government authorities that culminated in the terrorism of the 1970s. This benchmark publication is the first to document these events in English. It also challenges previously biased accounts and offers a much needed reassessment of popular assumptions.
2002, 277 pag., Euro 33
Berg Publishers, London, ISBN 1859736505


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