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Freedom's orator : Mario Savio and the radical legacy of the 1960s

Author: Robert Cohen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York ; Auckland [etc] : Oxford University Press, cop. 2009.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Mario Savio; Mario Savio; Mario Savio
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cohen
ISBN: 9780195182934 0195182936
OCLC Number: 800984992
Description: 1 vol. (XIV-512 p., [12] p. de pl. h.-t.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The education of an American radical. Child of war ; The making of a civil rights activist ; Freedom summer --
Avatar of student protest : leading the free speech movement. From polite protest to the first sit-in ; The police car blockade ; Consolidating the movement and negotiating for free speech ; "We almost lost" : the FSM in crisis ; Speaking out and sitting in ; "Free speech at last" --
After the revolution : a voice lost and found. Descending from leadership ; Battling back ; Dying in the saddle --
In his own words : a selection of Mario Savio's speeches and writing. Valedictory ; Bodies upon the gears ; An end to history ; Questioning the Vietnam War ; Beyond the Cold War ; Resisting Reaganism and war in Central America ; The second generation ; Building a compassionate community ; Their values and ours ; A moment to move against class-ridden barbarism ; California at the crossroads : social strife or social unity? ; In defense of affirmative action : the case against Proposition 209
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