Movements of the New Left, 1950-1975 A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312133979

ISBN-13: 9780312133979

Edition: 2005

Authors: Van Gosse

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The Movements of the New Leftis a documentary history of the movements for fundamental social change and radical democracy that disrupted the United States from their emergence in the 1950s through their dispersion and institutionalization in the early 1970s. Using an inclusive definition of the New Left, Gosse tracks the development and commonalities of the civil rights and black power movements and other struggles of people of color, of the peace, antiwar, and student movements, and of feminism and gay liberation. The introduction presents a solid overview of the history of these movements, combining chronological and thematic approaches against the backdrop of Cold War liberalism. Forty-five documents follow, each with an informative headnote providing context and explanatory footnotes that help students make sense of manifestoes, testimonies, speeches, newspaper advertisements, letters, and book excerpts from the tumultuous era referred to as “the Sixties.” A chronology of the New Left, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and an index provide further pedagogical support.
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Van Gosse teaches history at Franklin & Marshall College. He is the author of W"here the Boys Are: Cuba, Cold War America and the Making of a New Left."

Introduction: A Movement of Movements
Seeds of Dissent in the 1940s and 1950s
The Movements Take Off, 1960-1965
The Cold War Consensus Cracks, 1965-1968
High Tide and Ebb Tide, 1969-1975
Conclusion: The Movements Go Their Own Way
The Documents
Mattachine Society, Statement of Purpose, 1951
Coleman Young, Testimony Before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, February 28, 1952
Jo Ann Robinson, Letter to Mayor W. A. Gayle, May 21, 1954
Rosa Parks, The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Talk at the Highlander Folk School, March 1956
Liberation, Tract for the Times: Editorial, March 1956
Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, We Are Facing a Danger Unlike Any Danger That Has Ever Existed: Advertisement in the New York Times, November 15, 1957
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Statement of Purpose, May 14, 1960
Fair Play for Cuba Committee, Cuba: A Declaration of Conscience by Afro-Americans: Advertisement in the New York Post, April 25, 1961
Dale Johnson, On the Ideology of the Campus Revolution, May 1961
Fannie Lou Hamer, Remembering 1962, 1977
Tom Hayden and Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement, August 1962
Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, 1963
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
John Lewis, Wake Up America! August 28, 1963
Malcolm X, Message to the Grassroots, November 10, 1963
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, July 2, 1964
Sally Belfrage, Remembering Freedom Summer, 1964
Mario Savio, An End to History, November 1964
Lyndon B. Johnson, The American Promise: Special Message to the Congress, March 15, 1965
Paul Potter, The Incredible War, April 17, 1965
Casey Hayden and Mary King, Sex and Caste, November 18, 1965
Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, The Ten-Point Program: What We Want/What We Believe, October 1966
National Organization for Women, Statement of Purpose, October 29, 1966
Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton, Black Power, 1967
Maulana Karenga, Nguzo Saba: The Seven Principles, 1967
The Resistance, We Refuse -- October 16, 1967
Martin Luther King Jr., Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam, April 4, 1967
Daniel Berrigan, Night Flight to Hanoi, 1968
New York Radical Women, Principles, 1968
New York Radical Women, No More Miss America! August 1968
Third World Liberation Front, The Politics of the Strike, 1968
Mike Klonsky, Toward a Revolutionary Youth Movement, December 23, 1968
Third World Women's Alliance, Equal to What? 1969
Young Lords Party, Thirteen Point Program and Platform, 1969
Martha Shelley, Gay Is Good, 1969
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztl���n, El Plan de Santa Barbara, April 1969
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