When the Old Left Was Young: Student Radicals and America's First Mass Student Movement, 1929-1941 / Edition 1

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Overview

The student rebels of the Depression era rank among the most effective radical organizers in the history of American student politics. They built a large and influential student protest movement, organized America's first national student strikes, and shaped political discourse on campus for the better part of a decade. No college generation before them and only the New Left insurgents of the 1960s after them ever had as much impact on student politics in twentieth-century America.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195111361
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Cohen is Assistant Professor of Social Sciences Education at the University of Georgia, Athens.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano 3
2 Cafeteria Commies 22
3 Springtime of Revolt 42
4 The Making of a Mass Movement 73
5 Spies, Suppression, and Free Speech on Campus 98
6 The Popular Front on Campus 134
7 Beyond the New Deal? Egalitarian Dreams and Communist Schemes 188
8 Activist Impulses 238
9 From Popular Front to Unpopular Sect 278
Appendix. The FBI Goes to College 323
Abbreviations 341
Notes 343
Index 419
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