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This is a compelling story of the experiences of three young women who attended the University of California at Berkeley and became caught up in the tumultuous changes of the Sixties. Sara Davidson follows the three—Susie, Tasha, and Sara herself—from their first meeting in 1962, through the events that "radicalized" them in unexpected ways in the decade after the years in Berkeley. Susie navigates through the Free Speech Movement and the early women's movement in Berkeley, and Tasha enters the trendy New York art and society scene. Sara, a journalist, travels the country reporting on the stories of the sixties.

The private lives that Davidson reconstructs are set against the public background of the time. Figures such as Timothy Leary, Mario Savio, Tom Hayden, and Joan Baez are here, as are the many young people who sought alternatives to "the establishment" through whatever means seemed worth exploring: radical politics, meditation, drugs, group sex, or dropping out. Davidson's honest and detailed chronicle reveals the hopes, confusion, and disillusionment of a generation whose rites of passage defined one of the most contentious decades of this century.

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Sara Davidson tells the tumultuous story of the sixties through the lives of three women who meet in 1961 when they pledge the same sorority at the University of California at Berkeley. She follows Susie, Tasha, and Sara as they experience many of the defining events and movements of the decade. Davidson sets the private lives of the three women against the public background of the time: the free speech movement, antiwar protests, Woodstock, drugs, the sexual revolution, Eastern spirituality, the avant garde art worlds of New York and Paris, communes, and the first moments of the women's movement. Figures such as Timothy Leary, Mario Savio, Tom Hayden, and Joan Baez appear throughout the book. Davidson's candid and intimate chronicle reveals the hopes and disillusionment of a generation whose rites of passage defined one of the most contentious decades of this century.

Synopsis:

"The book is witty, sad, incisive, and totally clean of sociological cant or the pomposities of a certain kind of generalizing journalism. . . . It has the resonance of a good novel." —Dan Wakefield

"Sara Davidson is the liveliest historian of her generation."—Malcolm Cowley

"Sara Davidson is an expert witness. . . . Now, more than 10 years after leaving Berkeley, she has followed up on some of her friends, and presents an absorbing and carefully detailed account of their lives up until now, especially her own life and that of two others, Tasha and Susie. Every bit of it fascinating."—Diane Johnson

About the Author

Sara Davidson's articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Atlantic Monthly and Rolling Stone. She is the author of Real Property (1980), Friends of the Opposite Sex (1984) and Rock Hudson: His Story (1986). She lives in Santa Monica, California.

Table of Contents

Prologue

I. California Girls (1943-1963)

II. Blowing in the Wind (1963-1965)

III. Dawning of the Age (1965-1967)

IV. Fighting in the Street (1968-1969)

V. Busy Being Free (1969-1971)

VI. The Day the Music Died (1971-1973)

VII. Winterlude (1973-1976)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520209107
Author:
Davidson, Sara
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Radicalism
Subject:
1960-
Subject:
Young women -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1960-1980.
Subject:
College students -- United States.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 2, 1915
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
381
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 0.15 lb

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Product details 381 pages University of California Press - English 9780520209107 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sara Davidson tells the tumultuous story of the sixties through the lives of three women who meet in 1961 when they pledge the same sorority at the University of California at Berkeley. She follows Susie, Tasha, and Sara as they experience many of the defining events and movements of the decade. Davidson sets the private lives of the three women against the public background of the time: the free speech movement, antiwar protests, Woodstock, drugs, the sexual revolution, Eastern spirituality, the avant garde art worlds of New York and Paris, communes, and the first moments of the women's movement. Figures such as Timothy Leary, Mario Savio, Tom Hayden, and Joan Baez appear throughout the book. Davidson's candid and intimate chronicle reveals the hopes and disillusionment of a generation whose rites of passage defined one of the most contentious decades of this century.
"Synopsis" by ,
"The book is witty, sad, incisive, and totally clean of sociological cant or the pomposities of a certain kind of generalizing journalism. . . . It has the resonance of a good novel." —Dan Wakefield

"Sara Davidson is the liveliest historian of her generation."—Malcolm Cowley

"Sara Davidson is an expert witness. . . . Now, more than 10 years after leaving Berkeley, she has followed up on some of her friends, and presents an absorbing and carefully detailed account of their lives up until now, especially her own life and that of two others, Tasha and Susie. Every bit of it fascinating."—Diane Johnson

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