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Rethinking the New Left : An Interpretative History - Van Gosse

Rethinking the New Left

An Interpretative History

By: Van Gosse

Paperback Published: 1st August 2005
ISBN: 9781403966957
Number Of Pages: 240

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Gosse, one of the foremost historians of the American postwar left, has crafted an engaging and concise synthetic history of the varied movements and organizations that have been placed under the broad umbrella known as the New Left. As one reader notes, gosse 'has accomplished something difficult and rare, if not altogether unique, in providing a studied and moving account of the full array of protest movements - from civil rights and Black Power, to student and antiwar protest, to women's and gay liberation, to Native American, Asian American, and Puerto Rican activism - that defined the American sixties as an era of powerfully transformative rebellions...His is a 'big-tent' view that shows just how rich and varied 1960s protest was.' In contrast to most other accounts of this subject, the SDS and white male radicals are taken out of the center of the story and placed more toward its margins. A prestigious project from a highly respected historian, The New Left in the United States, 1955-1975 will be a must-read for anyone interested in American politics of the postwar era.

Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Preface: Why This is not Another "Sixties Book"p. ix
Defining the New Leftp. 1
America in the 1950s: "The Best of All Possible Worlds"p. 9
The New Left's Origins in the Old Leftp. 19
The Black Freedom Struggle: From "We Shall Overcome" to "Freedom Now!"p. 31
Challenging the Cold War Before Vietnam: "Ban the Bomb! Fair Play for Cuba!"p. 53
The Northern Student Movement: "Free Speech" and "Participatory Democracy"p. 63
Underground Feminists and Homophiles: "The Problems that Have No Name"p. 73
Vietnam and "The War at Home"p. 85
Black Power: "A Nation Within a Nation?"p. 111
Red, Brown, and Yellow Power in "Occupied America"p. 131
Women's Liberation and Second-Wave Feminism: "The Personal is Political"p. 153
Gay Liberation: "Out of the Closets and into the Streets!"p. 171
Winning and Losing: The New Left Democratizes Americap. 187
A Selected Bibliographyp. 211
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ISBN: 9781403966957
ISBN-10: 1403966958
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st August 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1