Sixties at 40: Leaders and Activists Remember and Look Forward

Sixties at 40: Leaders and Activists Remember and Look Forward

by Ben Agger
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594516928

ISBN-13: 9781594516924

Pub. Date: 06/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Based on recent interviews, this unique sixties book brings together the voices of the Left leaders who spawned the sixties movements. Many remain activists today, and experience and the passage of time allow them to transcend nostalgia to form more realistic perspectives on past, present, and future. They discuss the civil rights and antiwar movements, the political…  See more details below

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Based on recent interviews, this unique sixties book brings together the voices of the Left leaders who spawned the sixties movements. Many remain activists today, and experience and the passage of time allow them to transcend nostalgia to form more realistic perspectives on past, present, and future. They discuss the civil rights and antiwar movements, the political outcome of the sixties, patriotism, terror, and the role of young people in the future. Important gains were made during the sixties, but there were many setbacks, too, that influence today's voters, leaders, candidates, and our day-to-day realities. The sixties of this book are not simply a sweet memory of marijuana and album rock; there were many casualties, including innocence and youthful idealism. Agger concludes with reflections on the possibilities of a next Left, which was already faintly visible in young people's massive support of Obama's presidential candidacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594516924
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface iv

Acknowledgments v

1 Time It Was: Telling the Sixties Politically 1

2 Timeline of the Sixties (Which Begin Earlier) 17

3 Port Huron and the New Left 53

4 Bringing the War Home: Weatherman and Radical Dissent 87

5 Love of Country 115

6 Who Won the Sixties? 137

7 Black Before White: From Civil Rights to Black and Brown Power and the Women's Movement 165

8 We Were Young Once: Our Children and the Next Left 226

9 My Sixties at Fiftysomething 262

References 283

Index 286

About the Author 298

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