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1968

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Was the year of protest par excellence. As in 1848, social revolt spread through the peninsula while also taking place in other countries, as movements from below challenged centres of ...

1968

1968   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
198 words

... (which provided the scenario for Nanni Balestrini 's Vogliamo tutto , 1971 ). For some, 1968 marked the beginning of a period of democratization and modernization of Italian society, represented by the new rights acquired by workers and women. Others saw the events as the cradle of the left-wing terrorism that besmirched public life in the following decade. Culturally the immediate effect of 1968 was to politicize almost all forms of cultural activity from the Venice Biennale to the school history lesson. The Neoavanguardia too was thrown into...

May 1968

May 1968   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,356 words

...1968 . The term May 1968 should be understood in two ways, literally and metaphorically. The “events of May,” as the French called them, were first of all a cluster of large-scale social protests which shook the very foundations of French politics. At the same time, undoubtedly because of its amplitude, May 1968 became the symbolic nexus of an international contagion of student and new middle strata protests which marked the later 1960s and which in retrospect can be seen to have permanently changed the course of politics in most advanced industrial...

May 1968

May 1968   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
908 words

...1968 . The événements de mai , as they are widely known, continue at once to stimulate and to baffle analysis. ‘Ce qu'il faut comprendre, c'est à la fois l'énormité et l'insignifiance de mai 68’ ( Edgar Morin )—or, in other words, how the most spectacular and unpredictable period of civil disorder experienced by a Western democracy since World War II culminated in the biggest majority in French electoral history for the incumbent regime. The cultural and (in an Althusserian sense ) ideological results of May have always been more apparent than its political...

May 1968

May 1968   Reference library

George Ross

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,370 words

...1968 The term “May 1968” should be understood in two ways, literally and metaphorically. The “events of May,” as the French called them, were first of all a cluster of large-scale social protests that shook the very foundations of French politics. At the same time, undoubtedly because of its amplitude, May 1968 became the symbolic nexus of an international contagion of student and new middle-strata protests that marked the later 1960s and in retrospect can be seen to have permanently changed the course of politics in most advanced industrial societies. The...

1968, Events of

1968, Events of   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
2,697 words
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...continued throughout 1968 and beyond, with notable examples being the International Vietnam Congress in West Berlin in February, the so-called battle of Valle Giulia between police and students in Rome in March, the wave of university occupations and marches that marked the passing of the Emergency Laws in West Germany in May 1968 , and the mass anti-Vietnam demonstration in London in 1968 that marked the high point of the campaign in that country. State Responses. State responses to protests before and during 1968 varied and often dictated the...

Memphis Sanitation Strike (1968)

Memphis Sanitation Strike (1968)   Reference library

Michael K. Honey

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
1,009 words

...Sanitation Strike (1968) On 1 February 1968 a faulty packing ram on a “wiener barrel” sanitation truck in Memphis, Tennessee, crushed to death Echol Cole and Robert Walker. These two African American men had been riding in the truck's garbage bin to stay out of the rain. The city of Memphis under Mayor Henry Loeb, as a fiscal austerity measure, had continued to use such outmoded equipment in the Public Works Department. The city paid most of its thirteen hundred sanitation workers a minimum wage of $1.60 per hour. They worked until their routes were...

Consumer Credit Protection Act 1968

Consumer Credit Protection Act 1968   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
25 words

...Credit Protection Act 1968 The US equivalent of the UK Consumer Credit Act 1974 . The Act is enforced by the Federal Reserve...

Clean Air Act (1956, 1968)

Clean Air Act (1956, 1968)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

...Air Act (1956, 1968) UK legislation introduced following the first Great London Smog incident in 1952 in which 4000 people died. The 1956 act identified smokeless zones in which only smokeless fuels could be burned. The 1968 act introduced the use of tall chimneys to disperse pollutants. Both acts were repealed in 1993 and replaced by updated...

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968)

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

...and Scenic Rivers Act (1968) US legislation that provided for designation of wild and scenic rivers and for comprehensive studies of other rivers designated as potential additions to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers...

New York Teachers’ Strike (1968)

New York Teachers’ Strike (1968)   Reference library

Jerald Podair

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...York Teachers’ Strike (1968) New York City's most racially traumatic event of the twentieth century, the 1968 Ocean Hill–Brownsville teachers’ strike left permanent scars on municipal politics, race relations, and culture. By the mid-1960s, New York City's Board of Education was widely perceived as failing its schoolchildren, especially African Americans residing in residentially segregated neighborhoods. Here, residents angered by substandard educational facilities and instructional quality, as well as by the city's failure to implement effective...

Human Rights and the Mexican Student Movement of 1968

Human Rights and the Mexican Student Movement of 1968   Reference library

Elaine Carey

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
7,813 words

...Gender, Power, and Terror in 1968 Mexico (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 2005). 15. “El Ejército Ocupó la Ciudad Universitaria,” El Día , September 19, 1968. 16. “El Ejército Ocupó la Ciudad Universitaria,” El Día , September 19, 1968; and “Eyewitness Report,” September 24, 1968, NACLA (November 1968), 12. 17. “El Ejército Ocupó la Ciudad Universitaria,” El Día , September 19, 1968. 18. See for example, Gilberto Keith , “Un hecho Triste: La Fuerza Otra Vez,” Excélsior , September 19, 1968. 19. “Por 6 horas grupos de...

Maxwell Anderson 1888–1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894–1968

Maxwell Anderson 1888–1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894–1968   Quick reference

Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
25 words

...Maxwell Anderson 1888 – 1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894 – 1968 American dramatist s What price glory? title of play (1924) What price glory What price ...

Maxwell Anderson 1888–1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894–1968

Maxwell Anderson 1888–1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894–1968   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
25 words

...Maxwell Anderson 1888 – 1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894 – 1968 American dramatist s What price glory? title of play (1924) What price glory What price ...

Maxwell Anderson 1888–1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894–1968

Maxwell Anderson 1888–1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894–1968   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
36 words

...Maxwell Anderson 1888 – 1959 and Lawrence Stallings 1894 – 1968 American dramatists What price glory? title of play (1924), a black comedy depicting US Marines in the First World War What price glory What price ...

Albert Einstein 1879–1955 and Leopold Infeld 1898–1968

Albert Einstein 1879–1955 and Leopold Infeld 1898–1968   Reference library

Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
62 words

...Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955 and Leopold Infeld 1898 – 1968 German-born American physicist, Polish physicist Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. The Evolution of Physics: The Growth of Ideas from the Early Concepts to Relativity and Quanta (1938), 29 fundamental ideas of science essentially ...

Otto Hahn 1879–1968 and Fritz Strausmann 1902–80

Otto Hahn 1879–1968 and Fritz Strausmann 1902–80   Reference library

Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
110 words

...Otto Hahn 1879 – 1968 and Fritz Strausmann 1902 – 80 German chemists As chemists, we must rename [our] scheme and insert the symbols Ba, La, Ce in place of Ra, Ac, Th. As nuclear chemists closely associated with physics, we cannot yet convince ourselves to make this leap, which contradicts all previous experience in nuclear physics. ‘Über den nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittels Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle’ , Die Naturwissenschaften , 1939, 27 , 11–15. Trans. J. Heilbron and Robert W. Seidel, Lawrence...

NGC1968

NGC1968 [Astronomy]   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Abbreviations

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
11 words

...1968 [Astronomy] large Magellanic cloud open cluster with nebulosity in...

W. C. Sellar 1898–1951 and R. J. Yeatman 1898–1968

W. C. Sellar 1898–1951 and R. J. Yeatman 1898–1968   Quick reference

Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
145 words

...W. C. Sellar 1898 – 1951 and R. J. Yeatman 1898 – 1968 British writer s For every person who wants to teach there are approximately thirty who don't want to learn—much. And Now All This (1932) introduction wants to teach don't want to learn 1066 and all that. title of book (1930) ten -sixty-six and all that 1066 and all that History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember. 1066 and All That (1930) ‘Compulsory Preface’ history is not what you thought what you can remember Do not on any account attempt to write on both...

W. C. Sellar 1898–1951 and R. J. Yeatman 1898–1968

W. C. Sellar 1898–1951 and R. J. Yeatman 1898–1968   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
162 words

...W. C. Sellar 1898 – 1951 and R. J. Yeatman 1898 – 1968 British writers 1066 and all that. title of book (1930) ten -sixty-six and all that 1066 and all that History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember. 1066 and All That (1930) ‘Compulsory Preface’ history is not what you thought what you can remember The Cavaliers (Wrong but Wromantic) and the Roundheads (Right but Repulsive). 1066 and All That (1930) cavaliers (Wrong but) wrong but Wromantic Wrong but romantic Roundheads (Right but) right but Repulsive Right...

Rose Wilder Lane 1887–1968 and Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867–1957

Rose Wilder Lane 1887–1968 and Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867–1957   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
180 words

...Rose Wilder Lane 1887 – 1968 and Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867 – 1957 The prairies were dust. Day after day, summer after summer, the scorching winds blew the dust and the sun was brassy in a yellow sky. Crop after crop failed. Again and again the barren land must be mortgaged for taxes and food and next year's seed. The agony of hope ended when there was no harvest and no more credit, no money to pay interest and taxes. The banker took the land. Then the bank failed. Rose Wilder Lane, journalist and writer, was the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder,...

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