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Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity

by Martin Halliwell and Nick Witham (Editors) - £24.99  Edinburgh University Press (2018)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780748698950 | ISBN 10: 0748698957

The first 50-year retrospective of the most tumultuous year the 1960s for activism and radical politics.
 
The assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy. Gay rights, women's rights and civil rights. The Black Panthers and the Vietnam War. The New Left and the New Right. 1968 was a tumultuous year for US politics.
 
50 years on, Reframing 1968 explores the historical, political and social legacy of 1968 in modern protest movements. The contributors look at how protest has changed in the US, from Students for a Democratic Society and the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s, to the Women’s Movement in the 1970s, through to the contemporary visibility of the Tea Party and the Occupy movement.
 
* 14 new interdisciplinary essays investigate the legacy of modern protest movements in the United States
* Gives you a micro-history of 1968, framed within a broader historical and political understanding of modern protest
* Spans political trends, social movements, public figures, ideologies and cultural channels

(Price & availability last checked: March 2018)

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In booklists: USA: History, Protests, Demonstrations and Direct Action, Activism & Resistance, USA: Radical America,
In categories: History & Biography, World - North America, Changing the World, Politics & Philosophy, Anti-Capitalism & Global Inequality,

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