This book, first published in 1970, examines significant protest movements of the twentieth century and looks at the similarities and differences between the various dissents and rebellions. Beginning with the mood of weariness and dissatisfaction with the old regimes at the turn of the century, it discusses the emergence of protest as an ideal, a viable force for reform. From radical unionism, it traces the thread through bohemianism, international communism and anticolonialism in the twenties; fascism and Nazism and protest as a way of life up to 1945; the Afro-Asian and early civil rights movements of the fifties; and the agitating students and revolutionary movements of the sixties.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Age of Protest Part 1. The Emergence of Protest 1. The Feminist Crusade 2. The Irish Model 3. Mutiny in the French Army 4. The Russian Experience Part 2. Protest Against ‘Normalcy’ 5. The General Strike in Britain 6. Jazz-Age Rebellion 7. Middle-Class Protest and the Rise of Nazism Part 3. Protest Against Capitalism and Imperialism 8. Communist Protest as a Political Movement 9. Students, Artists and Workers: Left-Wing Protest as a Way of Life 10. Anti-Colonialism: Gandhi and the Indian Experience Part 4. The Era of Permanent Protest 11. Black Liberation in the United States 12. From the Beats to the New Left 13. Student Upheavals in American Universities 14. Communist Protest Against Stalinism 15. The French Crisis
Norman F. Cantor