Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

bookjacket

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

Paperback | 2011 | $25.95 / £17.95 | ISBN: 9780691152462
368 pp. | 6 x 9 | 30 halftones. 3 line illus.
Hardcover | 2010 | $52.50 / £36.95 | ISBN: 9780691131276
352 pp. | 6 x 9 | 30 halftones. 3 line illus. | SHOPPING CART

eBook | ISBN: 9781400832156 |
Our eBook editions are available from these online vendors

Reviews | Table of Contents
Introduction[PDF] pdf-icon

Google full text of this book:
 

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 coalition of rebelling counterelites, whose common political origins and opposition to the Vietnam War played a vital role in generating dissent in the United States and Europe. American protest techniques such as the "sit-in" or "teach-in" became crucial components of the main organization driving student activism in West Germany--the German Socialist Student League--and motivated American and German student activists to construct networks against global imperialism. Klimke traces the impact that Black Power and Germany's unresolved National Socialist past had on the German student movement; he investigates how U.S. government agencies, such as the State Department's Interagency Youth Committee, advised American policymakers on confrontations with student unrest abroad; and he highlights the challenges student protesters posed to cold war alliances.

Exploring the catalysts of cross-pollination between student protest movements on two continents, The Other Alliance is a pioneering work of transnational history.

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

Review:

"The Other Alliance takes the protest movements in West Germany and the United States . . . as a case study of how activists in different countries shared political ideas and forms of protest an in doing so influenced and inspired each other. But unlike some other analyses, his focuses on the 'exact processes' by which the two movements constructed a 'collective identity'. . . . What emerges from Klimke's study is an impressively nuanced picture."--Hans Kundnani, Times Literary Supplement

"Martin Klimke's new study, The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany & the United States in the Global Sixties, represents an important attempt to go beyond vague generalizations about the 'global' to find ways of accessing and analyzing the pronounced interconnectedness that characterized the rebellion of the 1960s. . . . Klimke makes excellent use of a range of sources, including classified American government documents that open up a fascinating perspective on how intelligence agencies viewed the threat of student unrest. . . . [W]e can be grateful for Martin Klimke's excellent study, which represents an important addition to the vast and growing historical literature on the global sixties."--Timothy Scott Brown, Journal of American History

More reviews

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations vii
Abbreviations ix
Acknowledgments xiii
INTRODUCTION 1
CHAPTER 1: SDS Meets SDS 10
CHAPTER 2: Between Berkeley and Berlin, Frankfurt and San Francisco: The Networks and Nexus of Transnational Protest 40
CHAPTER 3: Building the Second Front: The Transatlantic Antiwar Alliance 75
CHAPTER 4: Black and Red Panthers 108
CHAPTER 5: The Other Alliance and the Transatlantic Partnership 143
CHAPTER 6: Student Protest and International Relations 194
CONCLUSION 236
Notes 247
List of Sources 325
Index 329

Link:

Series:

Subject Areas:

Shopping Cart:

  • For ebooks:

Our eBook editions are available
from these online vendors:

  • Amazon Kindle Store
  • Apple iBooks
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Store
  • Google Play eBook Store
  • Kno eBook Store
  • Kobo eBook Store
  • Many of our ebooks are available through
    library electronic resources including these platforms:

  • Books at JSTOR
  • Ebrary
  • Ebook Library
  • EBSCO Ebooks
  • MyiLibrary
  • Dawsonera (UK)

  • Shopping Cart:

    • For hardcover/paperback orders:

      For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

      Paperback: $25.95 ISBN: 9780691152462

      Hardcover: $52.50 ISBN: 9780691131276

      For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India

      Paperback: £17.95 ISBN: 9780691152462

      Hardcover: £36.95 ISBN: 9780691131276

      Prices subject to change without notice

      File created: 7/11/2014

    Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
    Princeton University Press

    New Book E-mails
    New In Print
    PUP Blog
    Videos/Audios
    Princeton APPS
    Sample Chapters
    Subjects
    Series
    Catalogs
    Princeton Legacy Library
    Textbooks
    Media/Reviewers
    Class Use
    Rights/Permissions
    Ordering
    Recent Awards
    Princeton Shorts
    Freshman Reading
    PUP Europe
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Links
    F.A.Q.
    PUP Home


    Bookmark and Share
    Send me emails
    about new books in:
    Political Science and International Relations
    American History
    European History
    More Choices
    Email:
    Country:
    Name: