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The Age of Protest
Dissent and Rebellion in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN 9781032037974
March 15, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
378 Pages

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Book Description

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

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Norman F. Cantor