At Berkeley in the Sixties 1961-1965

At Berkeley in the Sixties 1961-1965

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by Jo Freeman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253216222

ISBN-13: 9780253216229

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Indiana University Press

This book is a memoir and a history of Berkeley in the early Sixties. As a young undergraduate, Jo Freeman was a key participant in the growth of social activism at the University of California, Berkeley. The story is told with the "you are there" immediacy of Freeman the undergraduate but is put into historical and political context by Freeman the scholar, 35

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This book is a memoir and a history of Berkeley in the early Sixties. As a young undergraduate, Jo Freeman was a key participant in the growth of social activism at the University of California, Berkeley. The story is told with the "you are there" immediacy of Freeman the undergraduate but is put into historical and political context by Freeman the scholar, 35 years later. It draws heavily on documents created at the time—letters, reports, interviews, memos, newspaper stories, FBI files—but is fleshed out with retrospective analysis. As events unfold, the campus conflicts of the Sixties take on a completely different cast, one that may surprise many readers.

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ISBN-13:
9780253216229
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
931,384
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.81(d)

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At Berkeley in the Sixties captures the essence of the FSM. I was a graduate student in Forestry at Berkeley from 1962 to 1965. I was not an activist but I followed many of the activities of the FSM. For me the most dramatic event was Mario Savio, an activist leader, being dragged off the stage by police at the Greek Theater in front of thousands of disbelieving students and faculty. It was high drama at its best. Jo Freeman does a masterful job of detailing the struggle between the students and the establishment. The book is a great read.