PART I: MOVEMENT TO POWER Russia, 1905: The People Strike India: Movement for Self-Rule Poland: Power from Solidarity PART II: RESISTANCE TO TERROR The Ruhrkampf, 1923: Resisting Invaders Denmark, the Netherlands, the Rosenstrasse: Resisting the Nazis El Salvador, 1944: Removing the General Argentina and Chile: Resisting Repression PART III: CAMPAIGNS FOR RIGHTS The American South: Campaign for Civil Rights South Africa: Campaign against Apartheid The Philippines: Restoring Democracy The Intifada: Campaign for a Homeland China, Eastern Europe, Mongolia: The Democratic Tide PART IV: VIOLENCE AND POWER The Mythology of Violence The New World of Power Victory without Violence
PETER ACKERMAN, writer and television producer, and scholar of International Relations. JACK DUVALL is President of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
In this companion volume to the upcoming PBS series of the same name, Ackerman (Strategic Nonviolent Conflict) and television writer DuVall demonstrate the power of nonviolent resistance to oppression over the last 100 years. In chapters that span the globe, the authors recount how seemingly insignificant acts of nonviolence robbed tyrants of their ability to rule. Gandhi's well-known struggle against British colonialism is examined in detail, along with many less famous applications of passive resistance to tyranny. There is a fascinating section on the nonviolent protests against Nazi savagery during World War II and a discussion of the role of the Internet in undermining dictators like Serbia's Slobodan Milosevic. This thoroughly researched and highly readable book underlines the contrast between stable democratic societies created by nonviolent movements and tyrannical regimes born of violent revolution. Recommended for public and academic libraries.DDuncan Stewart, State Historical Society of Iowa Lib., Iowa City Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
'This thoroughly researched and highly readable book underlines the contrast between stable democratic societies created by non-violent movements and tyrannical regimes born of violent revolution. Recommended for public and academic libraries.' - Duncan Stewart, Library Journal '...an important documentation of non-violence as an attested historical force.' - F. Abiola Irele, Times Higher Educational Supplement 'There is undeniable power in images of unarmed citizens marching bravely toward policemen and soldiers, knowing they could be arrested, beaten and even killed.' - New York Times 'an important, carefully made, and fascinating documentary.' - Christian Science Monitor 'A skilful blend of sweeping narrative and tightly focused case studies...splendid' - Philadelphia Inquirer 'Ackerman and DuVall deliver a compelling argument for the efficacy of nonviolent resistance to tyranny. I recommend their book to anyone who believes that power only flows from the barrel of a gun.' - John McCain, US Senator 'informative and absorbing' - Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 'There is much to applaud here. The book is suffused with enthusiasm and contains a mass of infomation. Surely there is something here for everyone.' - Martyn Housden, History journal