Battleground Chicago The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention

ISBN-10: 0226465039
ISBN-13: 9780226465036
Edition: 2008
Authors: Frank Kusch
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

The 1968 Democratic Convention, best known for police brutality against demonstrators, has been relegated to a dark place in American historical memory.Battleground Chicagoventures beyond the stereotypical image of rioting protestors and violent cops to reevaluate exactly how-and why-the police attacked antiwar activists at the convention. Working from interviews with eighty former Chicago police officers who were on the scene, Frank Kusch uncovers the other side of the story of 7;68, deepening our understanding of a turbulent decade. 0;Frank Kusch7;s compelling account of the clash between Mayor Richard Daley7;s men in blue and anti-war rebels reveals why the 1960s was such a painful era for many Americans. . . . to his great credit, [Kusch] allows 6;the pigs7; to speak up for themselves.1;-Michael Kazin 0;Kusch7;s history of white Chicago policemen and the 1968 Democratic National Convention is a solid addition to a growing literature on the cultural sensibility and political perspective of the conservative white working class in the last third of the twentieth century.1;-David Farber,Journal of American History

Preface to the Paerback Edition
Preface
Timeline
"An American City": The Roots of a Creed
"Freaks, Cowards, and Bastards": The War at Home
"What's America Coming To?": January-June 1968
"On to Chicago": Countdown to August
"A Perfect Mess": Convention Week
"Terrorists from Out of Town": Fallout in the Second City
"Half the Power of God": Chicago in '68 Revisited
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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