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The struggle against the bomb

Author: Lawrence S Wittner
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1993-2003.
Series: 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
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wittner, Lawrence S.
Struggle against the bomb.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1993-2003
(OCoLC)742419197
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence S Wittner
ISBN: 0804721416 9780804721417 0804729182 9780804729185 0804748616 9780804748612 0804731691 9780804731690 0804748624 9780804748629
OCLC Number: 26350846
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: v. 1. One world or none --
v. 2. Resisting the bomb --
v. 3. Toward nuclear abolition. Volume 1: Part I. The Secret Struggle --
Critics and the international crisis, 1913-43 --
Growing resistance, 1943-45 --
Part II. The Nonaligned Movement, 1945-51 --
From the ashes: world peace activism and the movement in Japan --
America's nuclear nightmare --
A new sense of fear: Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand --
The beginning or the end? France, Germany and Italy --
Confronting 'a still greater catastrophe': elsewhere in Western Europe --
Muted opposition: the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and the Third World --
The international dimension --
Part III. The Communist-led Movement, 1945-51: --
'Against the warmongers': the development of the communist-led peace movement --
'Comrades, turn east': the communist-led campaign in France, Great Britain and the United States --
'We are not pacifists': the communist-led campaign in other non-communist nations --
'Stalin is our peace': the communist-led campaign in communist nations --
Part IV. Consequences --
The uneasy leader: the US government and the bomb --
In hot pursuit: British and Soviet nuclear policy --
Restive onlookers: the public policy response elsewhere --
Crisis and decline of the movement, 1950-53 --
Conclusion and epilogue: the new thinking and the old --
Volume 2: 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 movement crests: Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, 1958-65 --
The movement crests: Western Europe, 1958-65 --
The movement crests: Japan and the United States, 1958-65 --
The movement crests: Third World and Communist nations, 1958-65.
Series Title: 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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