'Takin' It to the Streets': A Sixties Reader / Edition 2

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The second edition of "Takin' it to the streets" revises the comprehensive collection of primary documents of the 1960s that has become the leading reader on the era. Adopted nationwide, this anthology brings together representative writings, many of which have been unavailable for years or have never been reprinted. Drawn from mainstream sources, little-known sixties periodicals, pamphlets, public speeches, and personal voices, the selections range from the Port Huron Statement and the NOW Bill of Rights to speeches by Malcolm X, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan, to private letters from civil rights workers and Vietnam soldiers.
Introductions and headnotes by the editors highlight the importance of particular documents, relating them to each other and placing them within the broader context of the decade. Particular attention is paid to civil rights, Black Power, the counterculture, the women's movement, anti-war activity, and gay and lesbian struggles, as well as the conservative current that ran counter to more typical sixties movements. For this revised edition, the editors have added nearly thirty selections, including new readings on religion, the drug culture, the sexual revolution, gay rights, conservatism, and the Vietnam War experience. Covering an extremely popular period of history, "Takin' it to the streets" remains the most accessible and authoritative reader on an extraordinary decade, one unlike America had seen before or has experienced since.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195142907
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,044,569
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Northeastern University

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Table of Contents

"Past as Prologue": The 1950s as an Introduction to the 1960s 1
The Power of Nonviolence 15
The Jackson Sit-In 18
SNCC: Founding Statement 21
The Freedom Rides 22
Wake Up America 27
Letters from Mississippi 29
Testimony Before the Democratic National Convention 34
SNCC Position Paper: Women in the Movement 38
Sex and Caste: A Kind of Memo 40
Selma 43
The Port Huron Statement 50
Letter to the New Left 61
Raising the Question of Who Decides 66
How to Help the Ones at the Bottom 69
The Politics of "The Movement" 73
Cleveland: Conference of the Poor 77
The Wedding Within the War 81
An End to History 89
To the Students of Political Science 113 92
"Do Not Fold, Bend, Mutilate, or Spindle" 93
Catch-801 94
Freedom Is a Big Deal 95
In White America: Radical Consciousness and Social Change 96
Student Power: A Radical View 100
The Ballot or the Bullet 105
The McCone Commission Report on Watts: Violence in the City - An End or a Beginning? 109
Watts: The Aftermath 109
The Basis of Black Power 116
Black Art and Black Liberation 122
The Black Panther Platform: "What We Want, What We Believe" 125
Police and the Panthers 128
Requiem for Nonviolence [The Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.] 130
The Revolt of the Black Athlete 133
Chicano Manifesto 135
El Plan de Aztlan 138
First National Chicana Conference 141
The Tale of the Raza [Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers' Movement] 142
The Emergence of Yellow Power 145
National Indian Youth Council 148
Watts and Little Big Horn 150
The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence 156
Geneva Accords 157
John F. Kennedy and the "Domino Theory" 160
Henry Cabot Lodge on Removing Diem 161
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution 162
McGeorge Bundy and "Sustained Reprisal" 163
John T. McNaughton's "Plan for Action for South Vietnam" 164
George Ball and the Internal Opposition 165
Lyndon Johnsnon on Why Fight in Vietnam? 166
One Soldier's View: Vietnam Letters 168
The Incredible War 174
Trapped in a System 178
SDS Call for a March on Washington 183
SNCC Position Paper on Vietnam 184
Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam 186
Berrigan at Cornell 191
Channeling 193
The Resistance, We Refuse to Serve 195
Vietnam and the Draft 196
A Time to Say No 197
Draft Board Raids Up 199
An Open Letter to the Corporations of America 201
Beaver 55 Strikes Again 202
Army Times 203
The Fort Hood Three 204
The Pentagon Is Rising 206
A Lot of GIs 207
A.W.O.L. 207
Oleo Strut Is Recruiting 207
Join the Foreign Legion 208
My Lai 209
Home Before Morning 213
Vietnam Veterans Against the War 219
One Vet Remembers 222
Trout Fishing in America 229
The Living Theatre 233
San Francisco Bray 237
Love, Janis 240
Nothing Would Ever Be the Same 242
Rock and Roll Is a Weapon of Cultural Revolution 243
To Dance 245
Buddhism and the Coming Revolution 246
Are You Running with Me, Jesus? 249
Confessions of a Middle-Aged Pot Smoker 254
LSD: The Acid Test 258
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge 260
Unstructured Relations 264
The Free-Sex Movement 267
What Is a Hippie? 268
The Human Be-In 270
The Digger Papers 273
Yippie Manifesto 278
Do It 279
The Alternative 283
The Sharon Statement 290
1964 Acceptance Speech 291
If Mob Rule Takes Hold in the U.S. 294
Freedom vs. Anarchy on Campus 297
Wallace 300
Why Wallace? 302
The John Birch Society and the Vietnam War 305
Communist Inflitration 308
Impudence in the Streets 310
Tony Imperiale Stands Vigilant for Law and Order 313
Who Were the Targets? 317
COINTELPRO and Homophobia 321
COINTELPRO and Violence 322
Air Pollution? 324
Rhythm, Riots and Revolution 326
Two, Three, Many Columbias 333
Columbia Liberated 335
San Francisco State: Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front, List of Strike Demands 338
Harvard: The Rulers and the Ruled 340
Harvard University Strike Poster 341
Santa Barbara 342
University of Illinois 344
Students of the World ... 346
Student Uprisings Rock Mexico 347
Voices 348
The McCarthy Campaign 353
An American Melodrama 358
The Kerner Report 364
The Chicago Democratic Convention 366
Rights in Conflict 369
The Trial 375
Bring the War Home 379
Honky Tonk Women 383
The Problem That Has No Name 388
Job Discrimination and What Women Can Do about It 394
NOW Bill of Rights 398
What Would It Be Like if Women Win 399
No More Miss America 404
New York Radical Women, Principles 406
Redstockings Manifesto 407
About My Consciousness Raising 409
The Politics of Housework 412
Women Support Panther Sisters 415
Women Destroy Draft Files 416
Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves 416
Goodbye to All That 418
The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm 422
An Abortion Testimonial 428
The Woman-Identified Woman 429
To My White Working-Class Sisters 434
Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female 438
To Whom Will She Cry Rape? 442
The Mexican-American Woman 444
Conference of Mexican-American Women: Un Remolino 448
What Is Reality? 452
The Young Lords Party 453
Asian Women as Leaders 457
Politics of the Interior 459
The Meaning of People's Park 467
Who Owns the Park? 473
Human Values and People's Park 474
Their Foe Is Ours 475
Pig's Park 475
Kent State 476
Get Off Our Campus 484
What Did They Expect, Spitballs? 487
Jackson State 489
Does Research into Homosexuality Matter? 494
The Homophile Puzzle 497
Gay Power Comes to Sheridan Square 499
What We Want, What We Believe 502
Lesbians and the Ultimate Liberation of Women 506
A Fleeting, Wonderful Moment of "Community" 508
Coming of Age in Aquarius 511
The Rolling Stones - At Play in the Apocalypse 516
The Population Bomb 520
Lake Erie Water 523
Diet for a Small Planet 526
To Recapture the Dream 529
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