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The struggle against the bomb. Vol. 2, Resisting the bomb : a history of the world nuclear disarmament movement, 1934-1970

Author: Lawrence Stephen Wittner
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997.
Series: Stanford nuclear age series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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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 Stephen Wittner
ISBN: 0804729182 9780804729185 0804731691 9780804731690
OCLC Number: 230740752
Description: xiv, 641 p. [32] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The gathering storm 1954-56; 2. International appeals 1957-58; 3. The rise of ban-the-bomb movements: Japan, Britain and the United States 1957-58; 4. The rise of ban-the-bomb movements: elsewhere 1957-58; 5. Nonaligned versus aligned movements 1954-58; 6. Policymakers and protest: governments confront the movement 1954-58; 7. Policymakers and protest: the US government confronts the movement 1954-58; 8. Governments change policies 1954-58; 9. The movement crests: Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand 1958-65; 10. The movement crests: Western Europe 1958-65; 11. The movement crests: Japan and the United States 1958-65; 12. The movement crests: third world and communist nations 1958-65; 13. The international organization of the nonaligned movement 1958-65; 14. Across the great divide: aligned and nonaligned activists 1958-65; 15. Policymakers and protest: governments confront the movement 1959-70; 16. Policymakers and protest: the US government confronts the movement 1959-70; 17. Governments change policies 1958-63; 18. The atmospheric test ban treaty and beyond 1963-70; 19. The decline of the movement 1964-70; Conclusion: the ambiguous victory; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Stanford nuclear age series.
Other Titles: Resisting the bomb.
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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