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Generation on Fire : Voices of Protest from the 1960s, An Oral History

By: Kisseloff, Jeff.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2006Description: 1 online resource (297 p.).ISBN: 9780813171562.Subject(s): Biography Political activists -- United States -- Interviews | Interviews -- United States | Oral history | United States -- History -- 1961-1969 -- | United States - History - 1961-1969 | United States - Social conditions - 1960-1980Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Generation on Fire : Voices of Protest from the 1960s, An Oral HistoryDDC classification: 303.48 | 322.4097309046 LOC classification: E840.6Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Bernard LaFayette; Bob Zellner; Gloria Richardson Dandridge; Paul Krassner; Lee Weiner; Daniel Berrigan; David Cline; Peter Berg; Elsa Marley Skylark; Marilyn Salzman Webb; Frank Kameny; Barry Melton; David Meggyesy; Verandah Porche; Doris Krause & Barry Levine; Thanks; For Futher Reading, Viewing, and Listening; Index
Summary: The political activism of the American counterculture during the 1960s remains a subject blighted by misconceptions and stereotypes. To many, the political thought of the 1960s is synonymous with widespread drug abuse, failed social experiments, and general irresponsibility. Despite sustained public interest, few remember that many of the freedoms and rights Americans enjoy today are the direct result of those who defiantly challenged the established order during this tumultuous period. The period frightened both mainstream and elite Americans and still does. In Generation on Fire, both wel
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Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Bernard LaFayette; Bob Zellner; Gloria Richardson Dandridge; Paul Krassner; Lee Weiner; Daniel Berrigan; David Cline; Peter Berg; Elsa Marley Skylark; Marilyn Salzman Webb; Frank Kameny; Barry Melton; David Meggyesy; Verandah Porche; Doris Krause & Barry Levine; Thanks; For Futher Reading, Viewing, and Listening; Index

The political activism of the American counterculture during the 1960s remains a subject blighted by misconceptions and stereotypes. To many, the political thought of the 1960s is synonymous with widespread drug abuse, failed social experiments, and general irresponsibility. Despite sustained public interest, few remember that many of the freedoms and rights Americans enjoy today are the direct result of those who defiantly challenged the established order during this tumultuous period. The period frightened both mainstream and elite Americans and still does. In Generation on Fire, both wel

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CHOICE Review

Independent historian and journalist Kisseloff has provided an interesting and at times poignant collection of interviews done with more than a dozen people who experienced firsthand that seminal decade in American history, the sixties. Some of his subjects, such as Daniel Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and peace activist, and Barry Melton, guitarist with Country Joe and the Fish, were relatively famous, if not infamous. Others simply represent both the possibilities and the limitations of the decade, especially the potential for real positive social change and personal fulfillment; among them are Bernard Lafayette, a veteran of the 1961 Freedom Rides, and Verandah Porche, cofounder of the Total Loss Farm commune. Most poignant of all might be the joint interview done with the mother and college boyfriend of Allison Krause, one of four Kent State students killed in May 1970--a tragic event that many see as marking the end of the sixties, in more ways than one. Although Kisseloff could have offered more historical context and some basic information regarding the interviews themselves, this is nonetheless a valuable addition to the growing collection of sixties memoirs. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. K. B. Nutter SUNY Stony Brook

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<p>Jeff Kisseloff is the author of two previous works of oral history, You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II and The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920--1961.</p>

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