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Protest movements in 1960s West Germany

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 extensiv e 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 W ar, university reform, and the womens movement. Through this original reconstruction, Thomas expert.