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Book University of Texas At Tyler
Stacks - 3rd Floor
LA229 .K54 2011 (Browse shelf) Available 0000002071819

Originally published: 2010.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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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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