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May Made Me : An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France

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The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative and influential, changing European politics to this day. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, factories and universities were occupied. At the height of its fervour, it brought the entire national economy to a halt. The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution.Fifty years later, here are the eye-opening oral testimonies of those young rebels. By listening to the voices of students and workers, as opposed to that of their leaders, May '68 appears not just as a mass event, but rather as an event driven by millions of individuals, achieving a mosaic human portrait of France at the time.This book reveals the legacy of the uprising: how those explosive experiences changed both those who took part, and the course of history. May Made Me will record these moments before history moves on yet again.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0745336981
  • 9780745336985

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Chronology of Events 3. Veterans in the Struggle 4. Students in Paris 5. May Outside Paris 6. May and Film 7. Some Anarchists Notesshow more

Review quote

'These powerful and moving testimonies create an eye-opening account of the inspiring events of May '68, which are more relevant for today's activists than ever before' -- Paul Masonshow more

About Mitchell Abidor

Mitchell Abidor (Translator) books include anthologies of the anarchist writings of Victor Serge, on the propagandists of the deed, the Paris Commune, the left of the French Revolution, and French anarchist individualists, as well as the novella A Raskolnikov by Emmanuel Bove. He lives in Brooklyn.show more