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Witness to the revolution : radicals, resisters, vets, hippies, and the year America lost its mind and found its soul

Author: Clara Bingham
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. From August 1969 to August 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts of arson or bombings at schools across the country. It was the year of the My Lai massacre investigation, the Cambodia invasion, Woodstock, and the Moratorium to End the War. The American death toll in Vietnam was approaching fifty thousand,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
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Bingham, Clara.
Witness to the revolution.
New York : Random House, 2016
(DLC) 2015046134
(OCoLC)931476694
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clara Bingham
ISBN: 9780679644743 0679644741
OCLC Number: 951019783
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (611 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The draft (1964-67) --
Psychedelic revolution (1960-67) --
Madison (1967-May 1969) --
Radicals (1968-June 1969) --
Resisters (1967-August 1969) --
Woodstock (August 1969) --
Weathermen (August-October 1969) --
The Chicago Eight (September-November 1969) --
Ellsberg (1967-October 1969) --
Moratorium (June-October 1969) --
Silent majority (November 1969) --
My Lai (October-November 1969) --
Exile (November 1969-February 1970) --
December (December 1-31, 2969) --
War crimes (January-April 1970) --
Townhouse (January-April 1970) --
Women's liberation (January-September 1970) --
Cambodia (March-May 1970) --
Kent State (April-May 1970) --
Strike (May 1970) --
Underground (May-July 1970) --
Culture wars (May 1970) --
Coming home (May-August 1970) --
Army math (May-September 1970) --
Escape (September 1970) --
Reckoning.
Responsibility: Clara Bingham.
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"As the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. From August 1969 to August 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts of arson or bombings at schools across the country. It was the year of the My Lai massacre investigation, the Cambodia invasion, Woodstock, and the Moratorium to End the War. The American death toll in Vietnam was approaching fifty thousand, and the ascendant counterculture was challenging nearly every aspect of American society. Witness to the Revolution, Clara Bingham's unique oral history of that tumultuous time, unveils anew that moment when America careened to the brink of a civil war at home, as it fought a long, futile war abroad. Woven together from one hundred original interviews, Witness to the Revolution provides a firsthand narrative of that period of upheaval in the words of those closest to the action--the activists, organizers, radicals, and resisters who manned the barricades of what Students for a Democratic Society leader Tom Hayden called "the Great Refusal." We meet Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn of the Weather Underground; Daniel Ellsberg, the former Defense Department employee who released the Pentagon Papers; feminist theorist Robin Morgan; actor and activist Jane Fonda; and many others whose powerful personal stories capture the essence of an era. We witness how the killing of four students at Kent State turned a straitlaced social worker into a hippie, how the civil rights movement gave birth to the women's movement, and how opposition to the war in Vietnam turned college students into prisoners, veterans into peace marchers, and intellectuals into bombers. With lessons that can be applied to our time, Witness to the Revolution is more than just a record of the death throes of the Age of Aquarius. Today, when America is once again enmeshed in racial turmoil, extended wars overseas, and distrust of the government, the insights contained in this book are more relevant than ever."--Dust jacket.

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