Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement

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Index
ABM Treaty, 191,202,217–18
Abolition 2000,206,216,217,219
ACDA, see Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Acheson, Dean, 30,31,32,34,40
Acheson-Lilienthal Plan, 13,24,30–31
Action Group Against a Swedish Atomic Weapon (AMSA), 62,68, 86
Action Reconciliation/Peace Service (West Germany), 119
Adelman, Kenneth, 142,176,189,192,202
Adenauer, Konrad, 70,71,75
Advisory Committee on Atomic Energy (Britain), 38
Afghanistan, Soviet war in, 130–31,135, 136,195,202
AFL-CIO, 155
Africa: Accra conference, 99,100; antinuclear activism, 94–95,161,179; leaders, 94–95; as nuclear-free zone, 207; opposition to French nuclear testing, 66-, 94; Treaty of Pelindaba, 207. See also individual countries
AFSC, see American Friends Service Committee
Alaska, nuclear testing in, 115–16,117
Albania, 214
Albert Schweitzer Committee Against Nuclear Weapons (Netherlands), 87
Albright, Madeleine, 211
Aldermaston research facility (Britain), 59,60,72,82,84,89,111
Alfonsin, Raul, 173
Algeria, French nuclear weapons tests, 94
Allen, Richard, 137,142,166
Allen, Steve, 91
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), 63–64,103,104,121,123,209
American Medical Association, 155
AMSA, see Action Group Against a Swedish Atomic Weapon
Andropov, Yuri, 143,171
Anglican Church, see Church of England
Annan, Kofi, 215–16,223
Antarctic Treaty, 207
Anti-Atom Bomb Action (Netherlands), 87
Antinuclear movement: accomplishments, 140,190–91,192,199–200, 204,221–22; after end of Cold War, 193–204,205–6,208–9; beginning, 9; effects of success, 112,170; future of, 223–25; influence in 1980s, 165–66,170, 176,177–82,190–91; period of greatest strength (1958–65 period), 82–99; periods of decline, 49–51,111–12,114,205–6, 208–9,211–17; prevention of nuclear war, 51; results in early years, 51; revival in late 1970s, 117–29,140. See also Communist-led antinuclear movement; International organizations; Nonaligned movement; and individual countries
Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, 171 “Appeal by American Scientists,” 56–57
Arab states, opposition to nuclear testing, 95
Arbatov, Georgi, 126,139,143,164,172,183
Argentina: antinuclear organizations, 46,161; government responses to anti-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • The Stanford Nuclear Age Series vii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Abbreviations Used xiii
  • Confronting the Bomb xv
  • 1: The Secret Struggle 1
  • 2: The Rise of Popular Protest, 1945–1953 9
  • 3: Government Response, 1945–1953 29
  • 4: Movement Renaissance, 1954–1958 52
  • 5: Victories and Retreats, 1958–1970 82
  • 6: A Third Wave, 1971–1980 113
  • 7: Peace Begins to Break Out, 1981–1985 141
  • 8: Disarmament Triumphant, 1985–1992 177
  • 9: Waning Movement, Reviving Arms Race, 1993-Present 205
  • Conclusion: Reflections on the Past and the Future 221
  • Index 227
  • Stanford Nuclear Age Series 255
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