Chicago Seven

Author: Abbie Hoffman
Publisher: Red & Black Pub
ISBN: 1934941352
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Part conspiracy trial, part political theater, the trial of seven activists who disrupted the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, was an iconic event of the 60's. Here, from trial transcripts, are the testimony of Abbie Hoffman, Rennie Davis, Bobby Seale, and others.

Direct Action

Author: James Tracy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226811301
Release Date: 1996-09-15
Genre: History

Direct Action tells the story of how a small group of "radical pacifists"—nonviolent activists such as David Dellinger, Staughton Lynd, A.J. Muste, and Bayard Rustin—played a major role in the rebirth of American radicalism and social protest in the 1950s and 1960s. Coming together in the camps and prisons where conscientious objectors were placed during World War II, radical pacifists developed an experimental protest style that emphasized media-savvy, symbolic confrontation with institutions deemed oppressive. Due to their tactical commitment to nonviolent direct action, they became the principal interpreters of Gandhism on the American Left, and indelibly stamped postwar America with their methods and ethos. Genealogies of the Civil Rights, antiwar, and antinuclear movements in this period are incomplete without understanding the history of radical pacifism. Taking us through the Vietnam war protests, this detailed treatment of radical pacifism reveals the strengths and limitations of American individualism in the modern era.


Release Date: 1970-02-27

LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The Chicago Seven Political Protest Trial

Author: Karen Alonso
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0766017648
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the trial of Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, John Froines, and Lee Weiner for activities during the Democratic National Convention of 1968.


ISBN: SRLF:E0000738492
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Culture Wars

Author: Roger Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317473503
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.

The Right to Free Speech

Author: Claudia Isler
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823932346
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explores the history of free speech, focusing on the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment and why they are important.

The New Left Revisited

Author: John Campbell McMillian
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1592137970
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Starting with the premise that it is possible to say something significantly new about the 1960s and the New Left, the contributors to this volume trace the social roots, the various paths, and the legacies of the movement that set out to change America. As members of a younger generation of scholars, none of them (apart from Paul Buhle) has first-hand knowledge of the era. Their perspective as non-participants enables them to offer fresh interpretations of the regional and ideological differences that have been obscured in the standard histories and memoirs of the period. Reflecting the diversity of goals, the clashes of opinions, and the tumult of the time, these essays will engage seasoned scholars as well as students of the '60s.