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New Left 1960s

(see also Student Movements, American Radicalism, Civil Rights Movement & Anti-War Movements Past)

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On the Web: Articles

SDS Port Huron Statement (1962)

Paul Potter's Washington speech against Vietnam War (4/17/65)

Carl Oglesby's Washington speech against Vietnam War (11/27/65)

On the Web: Specialized Sites

The Rag. Archive of leading underground newspaper published in Austin TX (1966-77). See also Rag Reunion.

In the Library: Articles

Braun, Herbert. "Protests of engagement: dignity, false love, & self-love in Mexico during 1968," Comparative Studies in Society & History 39 (1997):511-49.

Braungart, Richard G. & Margaret M. Braungart. "From protest to terrorism: the case of SDS & the Weathermen," International Social Movement Research 4 (1992):45-78.

Calvert, Greg & Carol Neiman. “The new left,” Guardian (6/29/68).

Gitlin, Todd. "Incense, teargas & nostalgia: The curious case of the 60s revival," Tikkun (9/10/87).

Hughes, Sarah. "On the 30th anniversary of a student massacre, Mexican leaders find their vision for the future shaded by the past," The Pacific (Berkeley) 8,2 (spr 98).

Imaz Bayona, Cecilia. "El apoyo popular al movimiento estudiantil de 1968," Revista Mexicana de Sociología 27,2 (4-6/75):363-92.

Katsiaficas, George. "The meaning of May 1968," Monthly Review 30,1 (5/78):13-30.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. "The prisoner," New Yorker (7/16/01):44-57. Profile of Weather Underground member Kathy Boudin, imprisoned for two decades.

Lenkersdorf, Karl. "The philosophy of the 1968 Mexican student movement," Specialia: Interamericana (Carbondale IL) 1 (1969).

Philipson, Ilene (ed.) "Port Huron: Agenda for a Generation," Socialist Review 93-94 (1987). Includes text of "Port Huron Statement" & commentary by Richard Flacks, Jim Hawley, Michael Harrington & Barbara Haber.

Shapira, Yoram. "Mexico: the impact of the 1968 student protest on Echeverría's reformism," Journal of Inter-American Studies & World Affairs 19,4 (11/77):557-80.

Singer, Daniel. "Twenty years on: May '68 revisited," Monthly Review 40,2 (6/88):18-37.

Stevens, Evelyn. "The student movement of 1968," in her Protest & Response in Mexico (Cambridge MA: MIT, 1974).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Albert, Judith C. & Stewart E. Albert (eds.) The Sixties Papers: Documents of a Rebellious Decade (NY: Praeger, 1984).

Ali, Tariq. 1968 & After: Inside the Revolution (London: Blond & Briggs, 1978).

__________ & Susan Watkins. 1968: Marching in the Streets (NY: Free Press, 1998).

__________. Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties (London: Verso, 2005).

Anaya, Héctor. Los parricidas del 68: la protesta juvenil (México: Plaza y Valdés, 1998).

Anderson, Terry. The Movement & the Sixties (NY: Oxford, 1996).

__________. The Sixties (NY: Longman, 1999).

Aréchiga Robles, Rubén y otros. Asalto al cielo: lo que no se ha dicho del 68 (México: Oceano, 1998).

Avedon, Richard & Doon Arbus. The Sixties (NY: Random House, 1999).

Ayers, Bill. Fugitive Days: A Memoir (Boston: Beacon, 2001).

Bakke, E. Wight & Mary S. Bakke. Campus Challenge: Student Activism in Perspective (Hamden CT: Archon, 1971).

Berman, Paul. A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968 (NY: Norton, 1996).

Billingsley, William J. Communists on Campus: Race, Politics, & the Public University in Sixties North Carolina (NY: U. of Georgia, 1999).

Bloom, Alexander & Wini Breines (eds.) Taking it to the Streets: a Sixties Reader (NY: Oxford, 1995).

__________ (ed.) Long Time Gone: Sixties America Then & Now (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Breines, Wini. Community Organization in the New Left, 1962-1968: The Great Refusal [1982] (rev. ed.; New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1989).

__________. Young, White & Miserable: Growing Up Female in the Fifties (Boston: Beacon, 1992).

Buhle, Paul (ed.) History & the New Left: Madison, Wisconsin, 1950-1970 (Philadelphia: Temple, 1990).

Cagin, Seth & Philip Dray. Born to be Wild: Hollywood & the 60s Generation (2nd ed.; Boca Raton FL: Coyote, 1994).

Calvert, Gregory N. & Carol Neiman. A Disrupted History: The New Left & the New Capitalism (NY: Random House, 1971).

__________. Democracy from the Heart: Spiritual Values, Decentralism & Democratic Idealism in the Movement of the 1960s (Eugene OR: Communitas, 1991).

Chepesiuk, Ron. Sixties Radicals, Then & Now (Jefferson NC: McFarland, 1995).

Choi, Susan. American Woman (San Francisco: Harper Collins, 200?).

Cohen, Mitchel & Dennis Hale (eds.) The New Student Left: An Anthology (rev. ed.; Boston: Beacon, 1967).

Cohen, Robert & Reginald E. Zelnik (eds.) The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s (Berkeley: U. California, 2002).

Elbaum, Max. Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao & Che (NY: Verso, 2002).

Ellwood, Robert S. The Sixties Spiritual Awakening: American Religion Moving from the Modern to the Postmodern (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1994).

Farber, David (ed.) The Sixties: From Memory to History (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1994).

Fink, Carole; Philipp Gassert & Detlef Junker (eds.) 1968: The World Transformed (NY: Cambridge, 1988).

Fraser, Ronald. 1968: A Student Generation in Revolt (NY: Pantheon, 1988).

Frost, Jennifer. "An Interracial Movement of the Poor": Community Organizing & the New Left in the 1960s (NY: NYU, 2001).

Gilabert, César. El hábito de la utopía: análisis del imaginario sociopolítico en el movimiento estudiantil de México, 1968 (México: Instituto Mora, 1993).

Giles, Robert & Robert W. Snyder. 1968: Year of Media Decision (New Brunswick NJ: Transaction, 2001).

Gitlin, Todd. The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage [1987] (rev. ed.; NY: Bantam, 1993).

Gosse, Van. The Movements of the New Left, 1950-1975: A Brief History with Documents (NY: Bedford St. Martin's, 2004).

Guevara Niebla, Gilberto. La democracia en la calle: crónica del movimiento estudiantil mexicano (México: Siglo XXI, 1988).

Harding, Timothy; Miguel Aguilar & Victor Rico Galán. México 1968: The Students Speak (NY: US-Latin America Justice Committee, 1969).

Haskins, James & Kathleen Benson. The Sixties Reader (NY: Viking Kestrel, 1990).

Hayden, Tom. Reunion: A Memoir (NY: Random House, 1988).

Heale, M.J. The Sixties in America: History, Politics & Protest (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001).

Heideking, Jürgen; Jorg Helbig & Anke Ortlepp (eds.) The Sixties Revisited: Culture, Society, Politics (Heidelberg: C. Winter, 2001).

Hicks, Michael. Sixties Rock: Garage, Psychedelic & other Satisfactions (Urbana: U. Illinois, 1999).

Hirsh, Arthur. The French New Left (Boston: South End, 198?).

Hoberman, J. The Dream Life: Movies, Media & the Mythology of Sixties (NY: New, 200?)

Howard, Gerald (ed.) The Sixties (NY: Washington Square, 1982).

__________. The Sixties: Art, Politics & Media of Our Most Explosive Decade (NY: Paragon, 1991).

Isserman, Maurice. If I had a Hammer : the Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left (Urbana : U. of Illinois, 1993 ).

Jacobs, Harold. Weatherman (Berkeley: Ramparts, 1970).

__________. The Personal & the Political: A Study of the Decline of the New Left (unpub. PhD dissertation: U. California Berkeley, 1978).

Jacobs, Paul & Saul Landau. The New Radicals: A Report with Documents (NY: Random House, 1966). Incisive & still-useful early "analytical portrait of young radical activists who have repudiated traditional liberalism & seek a new vision of America through civil rights, university reform, & anti-war & other anti-poverty activities."

Jacobs, Ron. The Way the Wind Blew. A History of the Weather Underground (NY: Verso, 1997).

Kaiser, Charles. 1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, & the Shaping of a Generation (NY: Wiedenfeld & Nicolson, 1988).

Kaspi, Andre. 1968: Etats Unis 68. L'annee des contestations (Bruxelles: Komplex, 1988).

Katsiaficas, George N. The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968 (Boston: South End, 1987).

Keylin, Arleen & Laurie Barnett (eds.) The Sixties as Reported by the New York Times (NY: Arno, 1980).

Koning, Hans. Nineteen Sixty-Eight: A Personal Memoir (NY: W.W. Norton, 1987).

Kopkind, Andrew & James Ridgeway (eds.) Decade of Crisis: America in the '60s (NY: World, 1972).

Levine, Mark L.; George C. McNamee & Daniel Greenberg (eds.) The Tales of Hoffman (NY: Bantam, 1970). Edited transcripts of the Chicago 7 trial.

Maddox, Robert J. The New Left & the Origins of the Cold War (Princeton: Princeton, 1973).

Marqusee, Mike. Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali & the Spirit of the Sixties (NY: Verso, 2005).

Marwick, Arthur. The Sixties: Cultural Revolution in Britain, France, Italy & the US, c. 1958-c. 1974 (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Mattson, Kevin. Intellectuals in Action: the Origins of the New Left & Radical Liberalism (University Park: Pennsylvania State U, 2003).

Mellor, David Alan & Laurent Gervereau with Sarah Wilson & Lawrence Bertrand Dorleac. The Sixties: Britain & France, 1962-1973: The Utopian Years (London: P. Wilson, 1997).

Mendel-Reyes, Meta. Reclaiming Democracy: The Sixties in Politics & Memory (NY: Routledge, 1995).

Miller, James. "Democracy is in the Streets:" From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1987).

Newman, Michael. Ralph Miliband & the Politics of the New Left (NY: Monthly Review, 2002).

North American Committee on Latin America (NACLA). Mexico 1968: A Study of Domination & Repression (Berkeley, 1969).

Obst, Lynda Rosen (eds.) The Sixties: The Decade Remembered Now, by the People Who Lived It Then (San Francisco: Rolling Stone, 1977).

Oglesby, Carl (ed.) The New Left Reader (NY: Grove, 1969). Influential collection of texts by Mills, Marcuse, Fanon, Cohn-Bendit, Castro, Hall, Althusser, Kolakowski, Malcolm X, Gorz & others.

Pardun, Robert. Prairie Radical: A Journey Through the Sixties (Los Gatos CA: Shire, 2001).

Poniatowska, Elena. La noche de Tlatelolco (México: Era, 1971; English trans. Massacre in Mexico; Columbia MO: U. Missouri, 1992).

Rowbotham, Sheila. Promise of a Dream: Remembering the Sixties (NY: Verso, 2001).

Sale, Kirkpatrick. SDS: Ten Years Toward a Revolution (NY: Random House, 1973).

Sayre, Nora. Sixties Going on Seventies (rev. ed.; New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1996).

Singleton, Carl (ed.) The Sixties in America (Pasadena CA: Salem, 1999).

Steigerwald, David. The Sixties & the End of Modern America (NY: St. Martin's, 1995).

Stern, Jane & Michael Stern. Sixties People (NY: Knopf, 1990).

Stine, Peter (ed.) The Sixties (Detroit: Wayne State U, 1995).

Teodori, Massimo (ed.) The New Left: A Documentary History (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1969).

__________. La nuova sinistra americana: nascita e sviluppo del opposizione al regime negli Stati Uniti degli anni '60 (Milano: Feltrinelli, 1970).

Verso, Gosse Van. Where the Boys Are: Cuba, Cold War America & The Making of a New Left (NY: Verso, 1993)

Volpi Escalante, Jorge. La imaginación y el poder: una historia intelectual de 1968 (México: Era, 1998).

Wells, Tom. The War Within: America's Battle over Vietnam (Berkeley: U. California, 1994).

Wheen, Francis. The Sixties: A Fresh Look at the Decade of Change (London: Century, 1982).

Wynkoop, Mary Ann. Dissent in the Heartland: The Sixties at Indiana University (Bloomington: Indiana U,2002).

Zermeño, Servio. México: una democracia utópica. El movimiento estudiantil del 68 (México: Siglo XXI, 1978).

In the Library: Fiction

Choi, Susan. American Woman (NY: HarperCollins, 2003). Japanese American woman caught up in 70s militant underground. Follows outlines of Patty Hearst kidnapping in 1974.

Gordon, Mary. The Company of Women (NY: Ballantine, 1980).

Villada, Gene Bell. The Carlos Chadwick Mystery: a Novel of College Life & Political Terror (Albuquerque, NM: Amador, ?).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

Levertov, Denise (ed.) 1968 Peace Calendar & Appointment Book: Out of the War Shadow, An Anthology of Current Poetry (NY: War Resisters' League, 1967).

Sanders, Ed. 1968: A History in Verse (Santa Rosa CA: Black Sparrow, 1997).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Hobsbawm, Eric J. & Marc Weitzmann. 1968 Magnum Throughout the World (Paris: Magnum Photos, 1998).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Berkeley in the Sixties" [1990], dir. Mark Kitchell, 117m. From First Run Features. Free Speech, Civil Rights & Anti-War Movements.

"The Big Chill" [1983], dir. Lawrence Kasdan, 105m. In video stores.

"Rebels with a Cause" [2000?], dir. Helen Garvey, 110m. From Zeitgeist Films. Candid story of SDS told by one-time participants.

"Running on Empty" [1987?], dir. Sidney Lumet, 116m. In video stores.

"The Sixties" [1970], dir. Charles Braverman, 15m. From Pyramid Media.

"Steal This Movie" [2000], dir. Robert Greenwald, 107m. In video stores. Rise & fall of Abbie Hoffman, including protests & trial resulting from Democratic Convention of 1968.

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