Chicago '68

Paperback | October 17, 1994

byDavid Farber

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Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago—an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. By drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells and retells the story of the protests in three different voices, from the perspectives of the major protagonists—the Yippies, the National Mobilization to End the War, and Mayor Richard J. Daley and his police. He brilliantly recreates all the excitement and drama, the violently charged action and language of this period of crisis, giving life to the whole set of cultural experiences we call "the sixties."

"Chicago '68 was a watershed summer. Chicago '68 is a watershed book. Farber succeeds in presenting a sensitive, fairminded composite portrait that is at once a model of fine narrative history and an example of how one can walk the intellectual tightrope between 'reporting one's findings' and offering judgements about them."—Peter I. Rose, Contemporary Sociology

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Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago - an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells the story of the protests in the three different voices of the major protagonists - the Yippies, the National Mobil...

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Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago—an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. By drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells and retells the story of the protests in three different voices, from the perspectives of the major protagonists—t...

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Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago - and epochal moment in American cultural and political history. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells the story of the protests in the three different voices of the major protagonists - the Yippies, the National Mobi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:334 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:October 17, 1994Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226238016

ISBN - 13:9780226238012

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Abbreviations
Narratives
1. Making Yippie!
2. The Politics of Laughter
3. Gandhi and Guerrilla
4. Mobilizing in Molasses
5. The Mayor and the Meaning of Clout
6. The City of Broad Shoulders
7. The Streets Belong to the People
Analyses
8. Inside Yippie!
9. Thinking about the Mobe and Chicago '68
10. Public Feelings
Notes
Index

From Our Editors

Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago - an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells the story of the protests in the three different voices of the major protagonists - the Yippies, the National Mobilization to End the War, and Mayor Richard J. Daley and his police. He brilliantly re-creates all the excitement and drama, the violently charged action and language of this period of crisis, giving life to the whole set of cultural experiences we call "the sixties".