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Conspiracy in the Streets: The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight

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Michael Moore mocks George Bush and Al Franken ridicules Rush Limbaugh, but the mixing of play and politics today is polite and respectful compared to the carnival of contempt known as the Chicago Eight trial.

Opening at the end of 1969, the trial brought Yippies, antiwar activists, and Black Panthers to face conspiracy charges arising from the massive protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The defendants openly lampooned the proceedings, with Abbie Hoffman blowing kisses to the jury and the defense bringing a Viet Cong flag into the courtroom. The judge ordered Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers bound and gagged for insisting on representing himself. And an array of celebrity witnesses appeared, including Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer, Arlo Guthrie, and Allen Ginsberg, who provoked the prosecution by chanting "Om" on the witness stand.

This book combines an abridged transcript of the trial with astute commentary by historian Jon Wiener. A foreword by defendant Tom Hayden examines the trials relevance for protest today, and drawings by legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer help re-create the electrifying atmosphere of the courtroom.

Synopsis:

Combines an abridged transcript of the Chicago Eight trial in 1969 with astute commentary by historian Jon Wiener.

About the Author

Jon Wiener is a contributing editor to The Nation and a professor of history at the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of Gimme Some Truth, Come Together, and Historians in Trouble (The New Press). He lives in Los Angeles. Tom Hayden was a California state senator for eighteen years and is the author of Irish on the Inside, The Zapatista Reader, Rebel, and Street Wars (The New Press). He lives in Los Angeles. Jules Feiffer is a Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist, novelist, and playwright based in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565848337
Subtitle:
The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight
Author:
Wiener, Jon
Illustrator:
Feiffer, Jules
Foreword:
Hayden, Tom
Publisher:
New Press, The
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Riots
Subject:
Trials (Conspiracy)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
Riots -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Subject:
Chicago Seven Trial, Chicago, Ill., 1969-1970.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20060807
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
283
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.25 in 11 oz

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