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"Takin' it to the streets" : a sixties reader /
edited by Alexander Bloom and Wini Breines.
2nd ed.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
xvi, 533 p. ; 24 cm.
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New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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"A rich and varied collection, perfect for today's students or for anyonewanting a hit of the past. The passion, the humor, the tragedy, the energy ofthe 1960s come alive through the words of the women and men who lived throughthese years. These documents makes clear why the 1960s are still fascinating andcompelling for a new generation of Americans too young to remember them buteager to understand those turbulent times."--John D'Emilio, University ofIllinois at Chicago
"A rich and varied collection, perfect for today's students or for anyone wanting a hit of the past. The passion, the humor, the tragedy, the energy of the 1960s come alive through the words of the women and men who lived through these years. These documents makes clear why the 1960s are stillfascinating and compelling for a new generation of Americans too young to remember them but eager to understand those turbulent times."--John D'Emilio, University of Illinois at Chicago
"This is a must read for understanding this still contentious decade. Here the actors speak and write directly to the reader as they did in the heyday of peace and love and war."--Julian Bond, University of Virginia and Chairman of the NAACP
"This volume is an invaluable resource for teaching and scholarship. Bloom and Breines cover all aspects of the 1960s--from the civil rights movement to the anti-war movement, from hippies and the counterculture to the splintering of the New Left, from the women's movement and gay liberationto the conservative backlash against the 1960s. These documents evoke the feelings and ideas of the era in all its complexity."-- Rebecca Klatch, University of California, San Diego
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'Takin' It To The Streets' is a comprehensive collection of primary documents covering political, social and cultural aspects of the 1960s. The documents are drawn from mainstream sources, little-known sixties periodicals, pamphlets and public speeches.
Main Description
The second edition of "Takin' it to the streets" revises the comprehensive collection of primary documents of the 1960s that has become the leading reader on the era. Adopted nationwide, this anthology brings together representative writings, many of which have been unavailable for years orhave never been reprinted. Drawn from mainstream sources, little-known sixties periodicals, pamphlets, public speeches, and personal voices, the selections range from the Port Huron Statement and the NOW Bill of Rights to speeches by Malcolm X, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan, to private lettersfrom civil rights workers and Vietnam soldiers. Introductions and headnotes by the editors highlight the importance of particular documents, relating them to each other and placing them within the broader context of the decade. Particular attention is paid to civil rights, Black Power, the counterculture, the women's movement, anti-waractivity, and gay and lesbian struggles, as well as the conservative current that ran counter to more typical sixties movements. For this revised edition, the editors have added nearly thirty selections, including new readings on religion, the drug culture, the sexual revolution, gay rights,conservatism, and the Vietnam War experience. Covering an extremely popular period of history, "Takin' it to the streets" remains the most accessible and authoritative reader on an extraordinary decade, one unlike America had seen before or has experienced since.
Table of Contents
"Past As Prologue": The 1950S As An Introduction To The 1960s
"Keep On Walkin', Keep On Talkin'": Civil Rights To 1965
The Power of Nonviolence
The Jackson Sit-InSNCC: Founding Statement
The Freedom Rides
Wake Up America
Letters From Mississippi
Testimony Before the Democratic National Convention
SNCC Position Paper: Women in the Movement
Sex and Caste: A Kind of Memo
"My Generation": The Student Movement and the New Leftbeginnings
The Port Huron Statement
Letter to the New Left
Raising the Question of Who Decides
How to Help the Ones at the Bottom
Community Organizing
The Politics of "The Movement"
Cleveland: Conference of the Poor
The Free Speech Movement
The Wedding Within the War
An End to History
Free Speech Movement Leaflets To the Students of Political Science 113 "Do Not Fold, Bend, Mutilate, or Spindle"
Freedom is a Big Deal
New Left Thinking at Mid-Decade
In White America: Radical Consciousness and Social Change
Student Power: A Radical View
"Say It Loud, Say It Proud": Black Nationalism And Ethnic Consciousness
Black Nationalism and Black Pride
The Ballot or the Bullet
The Watts Riots The McCone Commission Reports on Watts, Violence in the City--An End or a Beginning? and Paul Bullock, Watts: The Aftermath
SNCC, The Basis of Black PowerLarry Neal, Black Art and Black Liberation
The Black Panthers
The Black Panther Platform: "What We Want, What We Believe"
Police and the Panthers
Requiem for Nonviolence [The Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.]
The Revolt of the Black Athlete
Chicano ManifestoEl Plan de Aztlan
First National Chicana Conference
The Tale of the Raza [Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers' Movement]
Amy Uyematsu, The Emergence of Yellow Power
American Indians
National Indian Youth Council
Watts and Little Big Horn
"Hey, Hey, Lbj!": Vietnam and the Antiwar Movementthe War
Background to War: Vietnam Documents The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence The Geneva Accords, July 1954
John F. Kennedy and the "Domino Theory"
Henry Cabot Lodge on Removing Diem
The Tonkin Gulf Resolution
McGeorge Bundy and "Sustained Reprisal"
"Plan for Action for South Vietnam"
George Ball and The Internal Opposition
Lyndon Johnson on Why Fight in Vietnam?
One Soldier's View: Vietnam Letters
The Antiwar Movement
The Incredible War
Trapped in a System
SDS Call for a March on Washington
SNCC Position Paper on Vietnam
Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam
Berrigan at Cornell
Resistance and the Draft
The Resistance, We Refuse to ServeVietnam and the Draft
A Time to Say No
Antidraft Activity Draft Board Raids Up An Open Letter to the Corporations of America Beaver 55 Strikes Again
Experiences Of War
In the War Army Times The Fort Hood Three
Antiwar Activity Within the Military The Pentagon is Rising A Lot of GIs A.W.O.L. Oleo Strut Is Recruiting Join the Foreign Legion
My LaiLynda Van Devanter, Home Before Morning
Vietnam Veterans Against the War
One Vet's Remembrances
"Eight Miles High": The Counterculturethe Arts
Trout Fishing in America
The Living Theatre
San Francisco Bray
Janis Joplin, Love, Janis
Nothing Would Ever Be the Same
Rock and Roll Is a Weapon of Cultural Revolution
To Dance
Buddhism and the Coming Revolution
Are You Running With Me, Jesus?
The Drug Culture
Confessions of a Middle-Aged Pot
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