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Hidden 1970s Histories of Radicalism

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ISBN-10: 0813548748

ISBN-13: 9780813548746

Edition: 2010

Authors: Dan Berger, Brian Behnken, Elizabeth Castle, Andrew Cornell, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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The 1970s were a complex, multilayered, and critical part of a long 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 1970sexplores the distinctiveness of those years, a time when radicals tried to change the world as the world changed around them. This powerful collection is a compelling assessment of left-wing social movements in a period many have described as dominated by conservatism or confusion. Scholars examine critical and largely buried legacies of the 1970s. The decade of Nixon's fall and Reagan's rise also saw widespread indigenous militancy,…    
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List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 9/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.25" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Dan Berger is assistant professor of comparative ethnic studies at the University of Washington Bothell.

Brian D. Behnken is assistant professor of history and in the U.S. Latino/a studies program at Iowa State University.

List of Abbreviations: North American Leftist Organizations in the 1970s
Introduction: Exploding Limits in the 1970s
Improvising on Reality: The Roots of Prison Abolition
Sick of the Abuse: Feminist Responses to Sexual Assault, Battering, and Self-Defense
"The Struggle Is for Land!": Race, Territory, and National Liberation
Canada's Other Red Scare: The Anicinabe Park Occupation and Indigenous Decolonization
"A Line of Steel": The Organization of the Sixth Pan-African Congress and the Struggle for International Black Power, 1969-1974
How Indigenous Peoples Wound Up at the United Nations
"Hit Them Harder": Leadership, Solidarity, and the Puerto Rican Independence Movement
Unorthodox Leninism: Workplace Organizing and Anti-Imperialist Solidarity in the Sojourner Truth Organization
Play as World-making: From the Cockettes to the Germs, Gay Liberation to DIY Community Building
"We Want justice!": Police Murder, Mexican American Community Response, and the Chicano Movement
Rising Up: Poor, White, and Angry in the New Left
The Movement for a New Society: Consensus, Prefiguration, and Direct Action
Hard to Find: Building for Nonviolent Revolution and the Pacifist Underground
"The Original Gangster": The Life and Times of Red Power Activist Madonna Thunder Hawk
Notes on Contributors