From revolutionaries to citizens : antimilitarism in France , 1870-1914.
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Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2002. Paperback.xii, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Condition : as new. ISBN 9780822327660[KEYWORDS: HISTORY, anti-militarism, World War, 1914-1919. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 251951
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Although more general accounts of the Left?s ?failure? to halt international war in August 1914 focus on its lack of unity or the decline of trade unionism, Miller contends that these explanations barely scratch the surface when it comes to interpreting the Left?s overwhelming acceptance of the war. By embedding his cultural analysis of antimilitarist propaganda into the larger political and diplomatic history of prewar Europe, he reveals the Left?s seemingly sudden transformation ?from revolutionaries to citizens? as less a failure of resolve than a confession of commonality with the broader ideals of republican France. Examining sources ranging from police files and court records to German and British foreign office memos, Miller emphasizes the success of antimilitarism as a rallying cry against social and political inequities on behalf of ordinary citizens. Despite their keen awareness of the bloodletting that awaited Europe, he claims, antimilitarists ultimately accepted the war with Germany for the same reason they had pursued their own struggle within France: to address injustices and defend the rights of citizens in a democratic society.
Vom Verlag: “A powerful study of the tragic choices facing the French antiwar movement in the early twentieth century. Miller helps us see how, by 1914, the only way to fight war was to join it. This outcome, he demonstrates persuasively, was neither a betrayal of prior convictions nor a momentary response to a war crisis the speed of which surprised all observers.”—Jay Winter, Columbia University
“In this well-researched and in-depth analysis, Paul Miller successfully treats multiple viewpoints and highlights in a lively manner the various ‘affairs’ that mobilized public opinion in France before the outbreak of World War I.”—Nancy Green, author of Ready-to-Wear and Ready-to-Work: A Century of Industry and Immigrants in Paris and New York
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