Revolution, Counterrevolution and Assassination Through World War II

A Global History

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About the Book

Since the French Revolution, the quest for revolutionary transformation and the fear of such change became deeply ingrained in the global landscape through World War II. Modern revolutions inspired counterrevolutions that strove to turn back time to an allegedly purer, finer, more moral period than the upheaval and anarchy linked to a revolutionary epoch. Revolutions often occurred through violence, and entailed a disruption of existing social, economic and political orders. Counterrevolutions were equally guilty, and frequently more so, of horrific bloodletting in the name of restoring law and order, often by shredding legal and ethical norms.
Drawing from a vast array of sources both primary and secondary, this first of a two-volume set presents a highly detailed narrative of an unholy trinity: revolution, counterrevolution and assassination. Combining intellectual, political, social and cultural history, this book highlights international protagonists, movements and ideas supporting the radical or reactionary upheaval of society, and the means that have been used to do so.

About the Author(s)

A professor emeritus of history and American studies at California State University, Chico, Robert C. Cottrell is the author of more than twenty books, including studies of the counterculture, the year 1968, American radicalism, black baseball and the World War II smokejumpers.

Bibliographic Details

Robert C. Cottrell
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 45 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9665-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5429-4
Imprint: McFarland