New Left Revisited

New Left Revisited

by John Campbell McMillian
     
 

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Starting with the premise that it is possible to say something significantly new about the 1960s and the New Left, the contributors to this volume trace the social roots, the various paths, and the legacies of the movement that set out to change America. As members of a younger generation of scholars, none of them (apart from Paul Buhle) has first-hand knowledge of

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Starting with the premise that it is possible to say something significantly new about the 1960s and the New Left, the contributors to this volume trace the social roots, the various paths, and the legacies of the movement that set out to change America. As members of a younger generation of scholars, none of them (apart from Paul Buhle) has first-hand knowledge of the era. Their perspective as non-participants enables them to offer fresh interpretations of the regional and ideological differences that have been obscured in the standard histories and memoirs of the period. Reflecting the diversity of goals, the clashes of opinions, and the tumult of the time, these essays will engage seasoned scholars as well as students of the '60s.

Author Biography: John McMillian is Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard University. He is the co-editor of The Radical Reader: A Documentary Anthology of American Radical History.

Paul Buhle is Lecturer in the American civilization department at Brown University. His most recent book (co-authored with Dave Wagner) is Radical Hollywood: The Untold Story Behind America's Favorite Movies. He writes for The Nation, The Guardian, and The Times Higher Education Supplement, among other publications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566399753
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Critical Perspectives on the past Ser.
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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