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The Resource Amnesty International and human rights activism in postwar Britain, 1945-1977, Tom Buchanan

Amnesty International and human rights activism in postwar Britain, 1945-1977, Tom Buchanan

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Amnesty International and human rights activism in postwar Britain, 1945-1977
Title
Amnesty International and human rights activism in postwar Britain, 1945-1977
Statement of responsibility
Tom Buchanan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this definitive new account of the emergence of human rights activism in post-war Britain, Tom Buchanan shows how disparate individuals, organisations and causes gradually came to acquire a common identity as 'human rights activists'. This was a slow process whereby a coalition of activists, working on causes ranging from anti-fascism, anti-apartheid and decolonisation to civil liberties and the peace movement, began to come together under the banner of human rights. The launch of Amnesty International in 1961, and its landmark winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 provided a model and inspiration to many new activist movements in 'the field of human rights', and helped to affect major changes towards public and political attitudes towards human rights issues across the globe
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1960-
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Buchanan, Tom
Dewey number
323.0941/09045
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.G7
LC item number
B84 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Human rights in history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amnesty International
  • Human rights movements
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Nonprofit organizations
Label
Amnesty International and human rights activism in postwar Britain, 1945-1977, Tom Buchanan
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Apr 2020)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dawn : 1934-50 -- Africa, decolonisation and human rights in the 1950s -- Political imprisonment and human rights, 1945-64 -- The early years of Amnesty International, 1961-4 -- "The crisis of growth", Amnesty International 1964-68 -- 1968 : the UN year for human rights -- Torture states : 1967-75 -- "All things come to those who wait" : the later 1970s -- Conclusion: The winds of history
Control code
CR9781316422397
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316422397
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Amnesty International and human rights activism in postwar Britain, 1945-1977, Tom Buchanan
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Apr 2020)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dawn : 1934-50 -- Africa, decolonisation and human rights in the 1950s -- Political imprisonment and human rights, 1945-64 -- The early years of Amnesty International, 1961-4 -- "The crisis of growth", Amnesty International 1964-68 -- 1968 : the UN year for human rights -- Torture states : 1967-75 -- "All things come to those who wait" : the later 1970s -- Conclusion: The winds of history
Control code
CR9781316422397
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316422397
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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