Protest Movements in 1960s West Germany: A Social History of Dissent and Democracy by Nick ThomasProtest Movements in 1960s West Germany: A Social History of Dissent and Democracy by Nick Thomas

Protest Movements in 1960s West Germany: A Social History of Dissent and Democracy

byNick Thomas

Paperback | February 1, 2003

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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 womens 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 book is a benchmark publication. Not only is it the first to document these events in English, but it challenges previously biased accounts and offers a much needed reassessment of popular assumptions.
Nick Thomas Lecturer in Twentieth-Century History,University of Nottingham
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Title:Protest Movements in 1960s West Germany: A Social History of Dissent and DemocracyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:February 1, 2003Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ContentsAcknowledgementsPrefaceList of AbbreviationsIntroductionPart 1 1945@19641Post-war Reconstruction and the APO2The Origins of the APOPart II 1965@19673University Reform4The Vietnam Campaign5Conspiracies and Counter-conspiracies?6The Shooting of Benno Ohnesorg: the Turning PointPart III 1967@19697University Reform8The Vietnam Campaign9The Dutschke Shooting10Conspiracies and Counter-conspiracies?Part IV The 1970s11The Descent into Terrorism12The Women's MovementConclusionBibliographyIndex

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'Thomas's account is thorough and extensive, with nice touches of humour from time to time.'Jonathan Osmond, History