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World Protest and Reform Movements

Global Perspectives, 1945-1996

Translated CIA documents cover international reactions to social activism
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Learn what makes this product unique
  • A fully searchable digital collection of primary source documents from around the world
  • Covers influential protest and reform movements spanning decades
  • A wealth of insight for numerous academic disciplines and college classes

From politics to human rights to environmental issues, protests and reform movements have shaped modern global society. A protest that marked a turning point in one country, however, may have had entirely different consequences for another. Readex’s World Protest and Reform Movements is the only digital resource that brings diverse global reactions to major 20th-century social movements together into a single fully searchable resource. This unique collection of primary source material offers researchers in a variety of disciplines valuable insight into the protests and reforms that changed the course of world history.

News and analysis from around the world
For decades, media from around the world—including television and radio broadcasts, periodicals, newspapers, and government documents—were monitored, collected, and translated into English by a U.S. government organization that became part of the CIA. Now, for the first time, a collection of these documents related to all types of protest and reform movements is available in a digitized collection. The mix of government-level analysis, journalism, and firsthand perspectives from people who witnessed and participated in reform activities captures the full scope of the most impactful social forces of the latter 20th century.

A unique window into world history
While 20th-century protest is often defined by extraordinary people and events—including Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Tiananmen Square, the Vietnam War protests, and the occupation of Alcatraz—lesser known protests also redirected the course of history. Environmental movements, demands for nutrition and sanitation standards, strikes for workplace safety, demonstrations against nuclear war, and dozens of others proved that social movements can shape international opinion as effectively as politics or government policy. The global reaction to all of these and more is covered in detail in World Protest andReform Movements.

A vital research tool for numerous disciplines
Students and scholars seeking to understand 20th-century history and international relations will find a trove of relevant material in World Protest and Reform Movements. The interface enables users to target their searches or easily browse the collection through a broad range of topics, unlocking a wealth of research opportunities in foreign relations, international studies, political science, the study of modern societies, military studies, and much more.

A new Twentieth-Century Global Perspectives collection
World Protest and Reform Movements is part of Readex’s Twentieth Century Global Perspectives series. Other collections now available include Pravda Archive, 1959-1996; American Proxy Wars: Korea and Vietnam; Propaganda and the Chinese Press; Nuclear Arms and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996; The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991; Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996; American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996; and Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1958-1994.

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Captures the full scope of the most impactful social forces of the latter 20th century
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This product supports the following subjects
African & Middle Eastern Studies
Asian Studies
Cold War Studies
Latin American Studies
Politics
War & Conflict
World History
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