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    DescriptionIn the wake of the monstrous projects of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others in the twentieth century, the idea of utopia has been discredited. Yet, historian Jay Winter suggests, alongside the 'major utopians' who murdered millions in their attempts to transform the world were disparate groups of people trying in their own separate ways to imagine a radically better world. This original book focuses on some of the twentieth-century's 'minor utopias' whose stories, overshadowed by the horrors of the Holocaust and the Gulag, suggest that the future need not be as catastrophic as the past. The book is organized around six key moments when utopian ideas and projects flourished in Europe: 1900 (the Paris World's Fair), 1919 (the Paris Peace Conference), 1937 (the Paris exhibition celebrating science and light), 1948 (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), 1968 (moral indictments and student revolt), and 1992 (the emergence of visions of global citizenship). Winter considers the dreamers and the nature of their dreams as well as their connections to one another and to the history of utopian thought. By restoring minor utopias to their rightful place in the recent past, Winter fills an important gap in the history of social thought and action in the twentieth century.

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    Dreams of Peace and Freedom
    Utopian Moments in the Twentieth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jay Winter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300126020
    ISBN 10: 0300126026

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JPH, HPS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, HIS037070
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A10150000, A14204050, A41200000
    BISAC V2.8: POL005000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 1D
    DC22: 335.020904, 321.07094
    Thema V1.0: JPH, QDTS, JBCC9
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Jay Winter is Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Yale University. He is author or coauthor of more than a dozen books including Remembering War: The Great War between Memory and History in the 20th Century, published by Yale University Press.
    Review quote
    "'Winter is an acclaimed cultural historian of World War I and early 20th-century conflicts. Here, with refreshing, new-millennium insight, he reflects on inter-world war attempts - excluding the awful accomplishments born of the ostensibly idealistic goals of the century's roster of monster totalitarians - to build a better, fairer society on a grand scale... Highly recommended.' Library Journal"