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A concise reference for researchers at the protest activities of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, this publication covers the historical past of some of the nationwide protest pursuits, the transnational facets of those activities, and the typical narratives and cultures of reminiscence surrounding them.

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Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993, 1997, and 2003. Young, Nigel. An Infantile Disorder? The Crisis and Decline of the New Left. Boulder: Westview Press, 1977. Notes 1. On the international peace movement, see the comprehensive study provided by Lawrence S. Wittner, The Struggle against the Bomb, 3 vols. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997). 2. For the following, cf. , Widerstand gegen den Krieg. , 1989), 8ff. 3. , Gewalt und Gewaltlosigkeit. Handbuch des aktiven Pazifismus (Zürich: Rotapfel-Verlag, 1928), 346 (translation by the author).

At the same time, increasing numbers of people were attracted by the broad activities of numerous peace groups that had seized public attention through their innovative forms of protest. 14 At first, it was the special status of Great Britain as an atomic power that helped spur the movement: The British H-bomb tests scheduled for May 1957 on the Christmas Islands prompted such massive opposition that the National Council for the Abolition of Nuclear War Tests was founded. Because public opinion in Great Britain gradually turned against nuclear weapons and the policy of both blocks, the National Council for the Abolition of Nuclear War Tests changed its name to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament on January 27, 1958.

1 (1956):6. 6. Ibid. 44 Michael Frey 7. Ken Calkins, “An Appeal to the Conscience of Cheyenne,” August 1958, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, CNVA Records, Box 11. 8. For statistical reference see Wittner, The Struggle Against the Bomb, vol. 2, 291. 9. , 303ff. 10. See Beyer, Widerstand gegen den Krieg, 35. 11. Ibid. (translation by the author). 12. See Tracy, Direct Action, 1–11. 13. On Bayard Rustin, cf. Daniel Levine, Bayard Rustin and the Civil Rights Movement (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2000).

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