The Resource SDS, Alan Adelson

SDS, Alan Adelson

Label
SDS
Title
SDS
Statement of responsibility
Alan Adelson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is an intimate portrait of the Students for a Democratic Society, the 1960s' most famous radical organization, the group that brought about a rebirth of white radicalism in the United States. Journalist Alan Adelson went to campuses all over the country to write this comprehensive profile of the organization--the first book to be published on the SDS. In it appears a picture of escalating radical consciousness, with the organization which once labored to work within the system later sworn to attack the system to its very foundations. Focusing on individual members and on individual chapters' attempts to direct student activism, Adelson presents vivid accounts of some of the major upheavals: the huge Black Panther rally in New Haven to "Free Bobby Seale," where the National Student Strike was born; Columbia's chaotic mass meetings and demonstrations; the turmoil in the streets and plazas of Berkeley. He describes in detail the internal struggles within the SDS itself, with a dramatic report of the angry confrontation that occurred in a dingy auditorium in Chicago when the SDS broke in two and the Weathermen were created. He reconstructs the most militant battle ever waged by American students, a constantly escalating attack on ROTC at Berkeley; from his report comes a sense of radicals driving themselves to greater militancy and violence while seeking to control the crowds they mobilized in order to prevent undirected destruction. What emerges is an in-depth profile of the SDS, its impact on students and society, and its labors--often futile, but sometimes effective--to attack a system which it believed inherently unjust.--Adapted from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adelson, Alan
Index
index present
LC call number
LB3610
LC item number
.A3
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • Radicalism
  • Students
  • Radicalism
  • Students
  • Studenten
  • Activisme
  • United States
  • United States
Label
SDS, Alan Adelson
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Note
Includes 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
  • People, politics and problems. Children of the nightmare
  • Four for the revolution
  • Getting it together
  • "Join us!"
  • The politics of radicalism
  • Pt. 3 :
  • Looking backward, looking forward. SDS and the three R's -- Schism -- "Ally with workers!" -- American revolution : a second coming
  • Pt. 1 :
  • Cambodia spring. Columbia : confrontation in left field
  • "Free Bobby! Free the universities!"
  • Up against liberalism
  • "Shut it down!"
  • "War maker, strike breaker!"
  • At war with ROTC
  • Pt. 2 :
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780684123936
Lccn
75143913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy gift of the Estate of Dr. John R. Silber.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00224138
  • (OCoLC)ocm00224138
Label
SDS, Alan Adelson
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Note
Includes 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
  • People, politics and problems. Children of the nightmare
  • Four for the revolution
  • Getting it together
  • "Join us!"
  • The politics of radicalism
  • Pt. 3 :
  • Looking backward, looking forward. SDS and the three R's -- Schism -- "Ally with workers!" -- American revolution : a second coming
  • Pt. 1 :
  • Cambodia spring. Columbia : confrontation in left field
  • "Free Bobby! Free the universities!"
  • Up against liberalism
  • "Shut it down!"
  • "War maker, strike breaker!"
  • At war with ROTC
  • Pt. 2 :
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780684123936
Lccn
75143913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy gift of the Estate of Dr. John R. Silber.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00224138
  • (OCoLC)ocm00224138

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