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The Other Alliance : Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties

By: Klimke, Martin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.America in the World: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (365 p.).ISBN: 9781400832156.Subject(s): Protest movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Student movements -- International cooperation -- History -- 20th century | Student movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Students -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Germany (West) | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Other Alliance : Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global SixtiesDDC classification: 373.1/81097309046 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
COVER; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ABBREVIATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1: SDS MEETS SDS; CHAPTER 2: BETWEEN BERKELEY AND BERLIN, FRANKFURT AND SAN FRANCISCO: THE NETWORKS AND NEXUS OF TRANSNATIONAL PROTEST; CHAPTER 3: BUILDING THE SECOND FRONT: THE TRANSATLANTIC ANTIWAR ALLIANCE; CHAPTER 4: BLACK AND RED PANTHERS; CHAPTER 5: THE OTHER ALLIANCE AND THE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP; CHAPTER 6: STUDENT PROTEST AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS; CONCLUSION; NOTES; SOURCES; INDEX
Summary: Using previously classified documents and original interviews, The Other Alliance examines the channels of cooperation between American and West German student movements throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, and the reactions these relationships provoked from the U.S. government. Revising the standard narratives of American and West German social mobilization, Martin Klimke demonstrates the strong transnational connections between New Left groups on both sides of the Atlantic. Klimke shows that the cold war partnership of the American and German governments was mirrored by a co
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COVER; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ABBREVIATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1: SDS MEETS SDS; CHAPTER 2: BETWEEN BERKELEY AND BERLIN, FRANKFURT AND SAN FRANCISCO: THE NETWORKS AND NEXUS OF TRANSNATIONAL PROTEST; CHAPTER 3: BUILDING THE SECOND FRONT: THE TRANSATLANTIC ANTIWAR ALLIANCE; CHAPTER 4: BLACK AND RED PANTHERS; CHAPTER 5: THE OTHER ALLIANCE AND THE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP; CHAPTER 6: STUDENT PROTEST AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS; CONCLUSION; NOTES; SOURCES; INDEX

Using previously classified documents and original interviews, The Other Alliance examines the channels of cooperation between American and West German student movements throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, and the reactions these relationships provoked from the U.S. government. Revising the standard narratives of American and West German social mobilization, Martin Klimke demonstrates the strong transnational connections between New Left groups on both sides of the Atlantic. Klimke shows that the cold war partnership of the American and German governments was mirrored by a co

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This logically organized, persuasive study of the transnational character of the 1960s student protest movement focuses on the relationship between New Left groups in the US and West Germany. Klimke (Univ. of Heidelberg), utilizing an impressive array of sources ranging from official archives to oral history interviews, examines the interaction between Students for a Democratic Society and its West German counterpart, the German Socialist Student League, as he makes his case for the significance of a student-led "other alliance" that emerged in response to the perceived inadequacies and inanities of the official Western transatlantic partnership that evolved after 1945. He follows a brilliantly succinct introduction with six chapters that trace the origins of the New Left, the development of "transatlantic networks of protest," the evolution of global revolutionary theory growing out of this exchange, the West German response to US black power ideology, and two concluding chapters addressing the "strategic impact" of global student protest and its significance to the Cold War. Klimke's examination of one aspect of the international protest movement that took shape during this era is impressive. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate students; faculty. B. T. Browne Broward College

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Martin Klimke is research fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies at the University of Heidelberg.

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