The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties (America in the World Series)
  • The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties (America in the World Series)
  • The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties (America in the World Series)

The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties (America in the World Series)

by Martin Klimke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691131279

ISBN-13: 9780691131276

Pub. Date: 12/21/2009

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691131276
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/21/2009
Series:
America in the World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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

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