London: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd., 1966. First Edition. inscribed on ffep 'To Heshmat Moayyad/with best regards/and thanks/Nikki Keddie.' Octavo; xx, 163pp. A Near Fine copy in publisher's green cloth in dust jacket (minor wear to extremities). Item #19841
In this book Keddie gives an excellent account of the events and implications of Tobacco Protest. She notes that the movement was significant because "Iranians saw for the first time that it was possible to win out against the Shah and foreign interests… there is a direct line from the coalition which participated in the tobacco movement… culminating in the Constitutional Revolution" and arguably the 1979 Iranian Revolution as well. Heshmat Moayyad was a Persian writer, translator and the founder of University of Chicago's Persian program (where he taught for more than 40 years).