The Resource Radicals in power : the New Left experience in office, Eric Leif Davin

Radicals in power : the New Left experience in office, Eric Leif Davin

Label
Radicals in power : the New Left experience in office
Title
Radicals in power
Title remainder
the New Left experience in office
Statement of responsibility
Eric Leif Davin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our memory of Sixties New Left radicals often evokes marches in the streets, battles with the police, or urban bombings. However, the New Left was a multi-faceted movement, with diverse tendencies. One of these tendencies promoted electoral as the way to change America. In every city that was a center of New Left activism, this "Electoral New Left" entered the political arena. A surprisingly large number of these New Left radicals were elected to office: City Council, Mayor, State Senate, even the U.S. Senate. Once in office, they persisted and prevailed. Cities and places we think of today as eternally liberal - Berkeley, Madison, Ann Arbor, even the state of Vermont - were, deeply conservative and deeply Republican before the triumphs of the local Electoral New Left. These "Radicals in Power," however, brought about a lasting political realignment in their locales, and embodied the vision of a better future that was at the heart of all New Left activism. However, the accomplishments of the Electoral New Left, even its very existence, are almost completely unexplored. Historians of the social and political movements of the Sixties have focused on anti-Vietnam War protest movements, or on the Revolutionary New Left. Radicals in Power corrects that oversight and, in doing so, rewrites the history of the Sixties and the New Left. Based on interviews with the elected New Left radicals in each of their cities, Davin details the birth and evolution of a local and regional progressive politics that has, heretofore, been overlooked. -- Book cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davin, Eric Leif
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.6
LC item number
.D38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politicians
  • Radicals
  • Socialists
  • New Left
  • Elections
  • Elections
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Elections
  • Employees
  • New Left
  • Political science
  • Politicians
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Radicals
  • Socialists
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Radicals in power : the New Left experience in office, Eric Leif Davin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From Protest to Power : The Electoral New Left and the Long Sixties -- The Liberation of Berkeley -- A Freak for Sheriff -- Kent State...And After -- Madison: Two Wars at Home -- The People's Party -- Passing Through: Human Rights in Ann Arbor -- Digging In: Human Rights in Ypsilanti -- Urbana: Power on the Prairie -- Marx in Motown -- Democratic Socialists of America -- Boston: A Socialist on Beacon Hill -- Santa Cruz: Surf City Socialists -- Vermont Exceptionalism -- Conclusion: The Electoral New Left and Local Left Populism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 299 pages
Isbn
9780739174968
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012020216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021346655
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794922748
  • (OCoLC)ocn794922748
Label
Radicals in power : the New Left experience in office, Eric Leif Davin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From Protest to Power : The Electoral New Left and the Long Sixties -- The Liberation of Berkeley -- A Freak for Sheriff -- Kent State...And After -- Madison: Two Wars at Home -- The People's Party -- Passing Through: Human Rights in Ann Arbor -- Digging In: Human Rights in Ypsilanti -- Urbana: Power on the Prairie -- Marx in Motown -- Democratic Socialists of America -- Boston: A Socialist on Beacon Hill -- Santa Cruz: Surf City Socialists -- Vermont Exceptionalism -- Conclusion: The Electoral New Left and Local Left Populism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 299 pages
Isbn
9780739174968
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012020216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021346655
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794922748
  • (OCoLC)ocn794922748

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