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Resisting the bomb : a history of the world nuclear disarmament movement, 1954-1970

Author: Lawrence S Wittner
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997.
Series: The Struggle against the bomb, v. 2; Stanford nuclear age series.
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This is a comprehensive account of worldwide nuclear disarmament activism and its consequences from 1954 to 1970. Beginning with the catastrophic atmospheric nuclear weapons tests of 1954, it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence S Wittner
ISBN: 0804729182 9780804729185 0804731691 9780804731690
OCLC Number: 38565058
Description: xiv, 641 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: The gathering storm, 1954-56 --
International appeals, 1957-58 --
The rise of ban-the-bomb movements: Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1957-58 --
The rise of ban-the-bomb movements: elsewhere, 1957-58 --
Nonaligned versus aligned movements, 1954-58 --
Policymakers and protest: governments confront the movement, 1954-58 --
Policymakers and protest: The U.S. Government confronts the movement, 1954-58 --
Governments change policies, 1954-58 --
The movements crests: Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, 1958-65 --
The movement crests: Western Europe, 1958-65 --
The movements crests: Japan and the United States, 1958-65 --
The movement crests: Third World and Communist nations, 1958-65 --
The International Organization of the Nonaligned Movement, 1958-65 --
Across the Great Divide: aligned and nonaligned activists, 1958-65 --
Policymakers and protest: governments confront the movement, 1959-70 --
Policymakers and protest: the U.S. Government confronts the movement, 1959-70 --
Governments change policies, 1958-63 --
The atmospheric test ban treaty and beyond, 1963-70 --
The decline of the movement, 1964-70 --
Conclusion: the ambiguous victory.
Series Title: The Struggle against the bomb, v. 2; Stanford nuclear age series.
Responsibility: Lawrence S. Wittner.

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'As his first volume, Wittner's canvas is huge, his coverage almost encyclopaedic ... a trove of information and ideas'. The Philadelphia Inquirer

 
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