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Resisting Reagan : the U.S. Central America peace movement

Author: Christian Smith
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though more a study of US interest groups and social movements, provides useful information on US policy toward Central America. Somewhat sympathetic toward the peace movements' goals and to their definition of 'harassment.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Christian, 1960-
Resisting Reagan.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1996
(DLC) 96003141
(OCoLC)34150233
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Smith
ISBN: 9780226763330 0226763331
OCLC Number: 648760893
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 464 pages)
Contents: 1. The Sources of Central American Unrest --
2. United States Intervention --
3. Low-Intensity Warfare --
4. Launching the Peace Movement --
5. Grasping the Big Picture --
6. The Social Structure of Moral Outrage --
7. The Individual Activists --
8. Negotiating Strategies and Collective Identity --
9. Fighting Battles of Public Discourse --
10. Facing Harassment and Repression --
11. Problems for Protesters Closer to Home --
12. The Movement's Demise --
13. What Did the Movement Achieve? --
14. Lessons for Social-Movement Theory --
Appendix: The Distribution and Activities of Central America Peace Movement Organizations.
Responsibility: Christian Smith.

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This work explains why and how more than 100,000 US citizens demonstrated their protests against the Reagan administration's policy of sponsoring wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador. The book  Read more...

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