HIST 276 - Lecture 23 - May 1968

Lecture 23 - May 1968

Overview

The student protests of May 1968 in France were linked to international protests against the American war in Vietnam and other political and social consequences of the Cold War. In many respects, the terrible condition of many schools in France that led students to revolt remains a problem. Recent attempts to impose American-style reforms on the university system have met with protests that echo some of the demands made in '68; although, other conditions for revolution seem as though they may never again be realized in the same way.

Assignment

Sowerwine, Charles. France since 1870: Culture, Politics and Society, pp. 343-380.

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