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

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

by Robert Cohen, Cohen
ISBN-10:
0195111362
ISBN-13:
9780195111361
Pub. Date:
04/28/1997
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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Overview

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195111361
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxiii
1.Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano3
2.Cafeteria Commies22
3.Springtime of Revolt42
4.The Making of a Mass Movement73
5.Spies, Suppression, and Free Speech on Campus98
6.The Popular Front on Campus134
7.Beyond the New Deal? Egalitarian Dreams and Communist Schemes188
8.Activist Impulses238
9.From Popular Front to Unpopular Sect278
Appendix.The FBI Goes to College323
Abbreviations341
Notes343
Index419

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