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The hidden 1970s : histories of radicalism / edited by Dan Berger.

Contributor(s): Berger, Dan, 1981-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (xii, 303 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813550336 (electronic bk.); 0813550335 (electronic bk.).Other title: Hidden nineteen-seventies.Subject(s): Radicalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Social movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hidden 1970s.DDC classification: 303.48/4097309047 LOC classification: HN90.R3 | H53 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: exploding limits in the 1970s / Dan Berger -- Improvising on reality: the roots of prison abolition / Liz Samuels -- Sick of the abuse: feminist responses to sexual assault, battering, and self-defense / Victoria Law -- "The struggle is for land!": race, territory, and national liberation / Dan Berger, with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz -- Canada's other red scare: the Anicinabe Park occupation and indigenous decolonization / Scott Rutherford -- "A line of steel": the organization of the sixth Pan-African Congress and the struggle for international black power, 1969-1974 / Fanon Che Wilkins -- How indigenous peoples wound up at the United Nations / Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz -- "Hit them harder": leadership, solidarity, and the Puerto Rican independence movement / Meg Starr -- Unorthodox Leninism: workplace organizing and anti-imperialist solidarity in the Sojourner Truth Organization / Michael Staudenmaier -- Play as world-making: from the Cockettes to the Germs, gay liberation to DIY community building / Benjamin Shepard -- "We want justice!": police murder, Mexican American community response, and the Chicano movement / Brian D. Behnken -- Rising up: poor, white, and angry in the new left / James Tracy -- The movement for a new society: consensus, prefiguration, and direct action / Andrew Cornell -- Hard to find: building for nonviolent revolution and the pacifist underground / Matt Meyer and Paul Magno -- "The original gangster": the life and times of red power activist Madonna Thunder Hawk / Elizabeth Castle.
Summary: The 1970s were a complex, multilayered, and critical part of an era of profound societal change and an essential component of the decade before-several of the most iconic events of "the sixties" occurred in the ten years that followed. The Hidden 1970s explores the distinctiveness of those years, when radicals tried to change the world as the world changed around them. Essays trace the struggles from the 1960s through the 1970s, providing insight into the ways that radical social movements shaped American political culture in the 1970s and the many ways they continue to do so today.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: exploding limits in the 1970s / Dan Berger -- Improvising on reality: the roots of prison abolition / Liz Samuels -- Sick of the abuse: feminist responses to sexual assault, battering, and self-defense / Victoria Law -- "The struggle is for land!": race, territory, and national liberation / Dan Berger, with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz -- Canada's other red scare: the Anicinabe Park occupation and indigenous decolonization / Scott Rutherford -- "A line of steel": the organization of the sixth Pan-African Congress and the struggle for international black power, 1969-1974 / Fanon Che Wilkins -- How indigenous peoples wound up at the United Nations / Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz -- "Hit them harder": leadership, solidarity, and the Puerto Rican independence movement / Meg Starr -- Unorthodox Leninism: workplace organizing and anti-imperialist solidarity in the Sojourner Truth Organization / Michael Staudenmaier -- Play as world-making: from the Cockettes to the Germs, gay liberation to DIY community building / Benjamin Shepard -- "We want justice!": police murder, Mexican American community response, and the Chicano movement / Brian D. Behnken -- Rising up: poor, white, and angry in the new left / James Tracy -- The movement for a new society: consensus, prefiguration, and direct action / Andrew Cornell -- Hard to find: building for nonviolent revolution and the pacifist underground / Matt Meyer and Paul Magno -- "The original gangster": the life and times of red power activist Madonna Thunder Hawk / Elizabeth Castle.

The 1970s were a complex, multilayered, and critical part of an era of profound societal change and an essential component of the decade before-several of the most iconic events of "the sixties" occurred in the ten years that followed. The Hidden 1970s explores the distinctiveness of those years, when radicals tried to change the world as the world changed around them. Essays trace the struggles from the 1960s through the 1970s, providing insight into the ways that radical social movements shaped American political culture in the 1970s and the many ways they continue to do so today.

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CHOICE Review

As the title suggests, this collection examines various radical movements of the 1970s. The sweep is wide-ranging, with coverage of prison abolitionism, Native Americans, Pan-Africanism, workplace organization, Chicanos, less well-heeled elements of the New Left, and the Philadelphia-rooted Movement for a New Society. Not surprisingly in a volume of this sort, the offerings are of mixed quality, but among the most telling presentations are those discussing sexual abuse, Puerto Rican independence, gay liberation, and the pacifist underground. Victoria Law delivers a sometimes gripping look at movement support of women like Joan Little, "arrested for self-defense," with special attention given to battered women's shelters. Meg Starr presents a brief but panoramic dissection of the Puerto Rican independence movement, highlighting the decade's long struggle and the costly turn by some to violence. Matt Meyer and Paul Magno follow the operations of the Catholic Left, including the Berrigan brothers and Sister Elizabeth McAlister. Perhaps the most spirited essay, Benjamin Shepard's analysis of the gay liberation movement, underscores the "highly creative approach to sex and sexual self-determination" by activists. Summing Up: Recommended. Large libraries, graduate level and above. R. C. Cottrell California State University, Chico

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Dan Berger is the author of Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity and the coeditor of Letters from Young Activists .

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