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Voices of the Chicago Eight: A Generation on Trial

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Publisher Comments:

The explosive protests and police riots outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the ensuing conspiracy trial gave voice to the tumultuous politics of the time. Frank Condon and Ron Sossi have crafted a dramatically gripping playscript from a careful selection of actual court transcripts, accompanied here by an introduction and historical reflections written by Tom Hayden, one of the original defendants. This potent book captures the trial’s original energy, its confrontational and sometimes theatrical tactics, and its absolute outrage.

Book News Annotation:

In 1968, after civil rights marches, anti-war demonstrations, race riots, assassinations, and the Democratic convention, the authorities selected eight representative activists to receive punishment for the collective disobedience of the nation. Here are documents relating to that trial, including the play The Chicago Conspiracy Trial, court testimony, and essays about the violence across the country and in the streets of Chicago, the trial, the verdict, and the rest of history. There is no index. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Transcripts from the explosive trial are paired with historic contextual writings to provide the "Essential Chicago Conspiracy Handbook."

About the Author

"Tom Hayden changed America", the national correspondent of The Atlantic, Nicholas Lemann, has written. He created "the blueprint for the Great Society programs", according to presidential assistant Richard Goodwin. He was the "single greatest figure of the 1960s student movement", according to a New York Times book review.Forty years later he was described as "the conscience of the Senate"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872864955
Author:
Sossi, Ron
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Introduction by:
Hayden, Tom
Introduction:
Hayden, Tom
Author:
Frank, Condon
Author:
Condon, Frank
Author:
Hayden, Tom
Subject:
History
Subject:
Riots
Subject:
American
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Political plays.
Subject:
Chicago Seven Trial, Chicago, Ill., 1969-1970.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
City Lights Open Media
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.8 in 12.5 oz

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