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Democracy Is in the Streets: From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago

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On June 12, 1962, sixty young student activists drafted a manifesto for their generation--The Port Huron Statement--that ignited a decade of dissent. Democracy Is in the Streets is the definitive history of the major people and ideas that shaped the New Left in America during that turbulent decade. Because the 1960s generation is now moving into positions of power in politics, education, the media, and business, their early history is crucial to our understanding. James Miller, in his new Preface, puts the 1960s and them into a context for our time, claiming that something of value did happen: "Most of the large questions raised by that moment of chaotic openness--political questions about the limits of freedom, and cultural questions, too, about the authority of the past and the anarchy of the new--are with us still."

Book News Annotation:

A history of the New Left in America during the 1960s, from the drafting of the Port Huron manifesto to the activities of the Students for a Democratic Society. Includes the complete text of the original Port Huron Statement.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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On June 12, 1962, sixty young activists drafted a manifesto for their generation--The Port Huron Statement--that ignited a decade of dissent. Democracy Is in the Streets is the definitive history of the people and ideas that shaped the New Left in America during the turbulent 1960s. From the ideal of "participatory democracy" to the reality of community organizing, from the most publicized radical leaders to less well known theorists and activists, James Miller brings to life the hopes and struggles, the triumphs and tragedies, of the students and organizers who took the political vision of The Port Huron Statement to heart--and to the streets.

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large questions raised by that moment of chaotic openness--political questions about the limits of freedom, and cultural questions, too, about the authority of the past and the anarchy of the new--are with us still.

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Nominee, 1987 National Book Critics Circle Awards

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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

About the Author

James Miller, Professor of Political Science and Director of Liberal Studies at the Graduate Faculty of the <>New School for Social Research, is the author of The Passion of Michel Foucaultand Rousseau: Dreamer of Democracy.

Table of Contents

Preface: The 1960s in the 1990s

Introduction: Port Huron and the Lost History of the New Left

PART ONE: REDISCOVERING POLITICS

1: Out of Apathy

On a Different Track

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674197251
Subtitle:
From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago, With a New Preface by the Author
Author:
Miller, James
Author:
Miller, Jim
Author:
Miller, Jim
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Radicals
Subject:
Political activity
Subject:
Student movements
Subject:
Student movements -- United States -- History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1960-
Subject:
Radicals -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Education-Higher Education
Subject:
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies/Democracy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
EPS 1/RM/8
Publication Date:
September 1994
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 18 oz

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Product details 448 pages Harvard University Press - English 9780674197251 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On June 12, 1962, sixty young activists drafted a manifesto for their generation--The Port Huron Statement--that ignited a decade of dissent. Democracy Is in the Streets is the definitive history of the people and ideas that shaped the New Left in America during the turbulent 1960s. From the ideal of "participatory democracy" to the reality of community organizing, from the most publicized radical leaders to less well known theorists and activists, James Miller brings to life the hopes and struggles, the triumphs and tragedies, of the students and organizers who took the political vision of The Port Huron Statement to heart--and to the streets.
"Synopsis" by , large questions raised by that moment of chaotic openness--political questions about the limits of freedom, and cultural questions, too, about the authority of the past and the anarchy of the new--are with us still.
"Synopsis" by , Nominee, 1987 National Book Critics Circle Awards
"Synopsis" by , A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
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