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Radicals in power : the New Left experience in office

Author: Eric Leif Davin
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our memory of Sixties New Left radicals often evokes marches in the streets, battles with the police, or urban bombings. However, the New Left was a multi-faceted movement, with diverse tendencies. One of these tendencies promoted electoral as the way to change America. In every city that was a center of New Left activism, this "Electoral New Left" entered the political arena. A surprisingly large number of these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Leif Davin
ISBN: 9780739174968 0739174967 9780739174975 0739174975
OCLC Number: 794922748
Description: xx, 299 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: From Protest to Power : The Electoral New Left and the Long Sixties --
The Liberation of Berkeley --
A Freak for Sheriff --
Kent State ... And After --
Madison: Two Wars at Home --
The People's Party --
Passing Through: Human Rights in Ann Arbor --
Digging In: Human Rights in Ypsilanti --
Urbana: Power on the Prairie --
Marx in Motown --
Democratic Socialists of America --
Boston: A Socialist on Beacon Hill --
Santa Cruz: Surf City Socialists --
Vermont Exceptionalism --
Conclusion: The Electoral New Left and Local Left Populism.
Responsibility: Eric Leif Davin.

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Radicals in Power examines the unexplored history of the Sixties and the New Left. Based on interviews with the elected New Left radicals in each of their cities, author Eric Leif Davin details the  Read more...

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This book argues persuasively that the New Left did not end when SNCC, SDS, and the Black Panthers crashed and burned. Radicalism continued in electoral form in locations like Berkeley, Madison, Ann Read more...

 
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