The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism by Dan BergerThe Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism by Dan Berger

The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism

EditorDan Berger

Paperback | October 1, 2010

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The 1970s were a complex, multilayered, and critical part of a long era of profound societal change and an essential component of the decade before-several of the most iconic events of "the sixties" occurred in the ten years that followed. The Hidden 1970s explores the distinctiveness of those years, a time when radicals tried to change the world as the world changed around them.

This powerful collection is a compelling assessment of left-wing social movements in a period many have described as dominated by conservatism or confusion. Scholars examine critical and largely buried legacies of the 1970s. The decade of Nixon's fall and Reagan's rise also saw widespread indigenous militancy, prisoner uprisings, transnational campaigns for self-determination, pacifism, and queer theories of play as political action. Contributors focus on diverse topics, including the internationalization of Black Power and Native sovereignty, organizing for Puerto Rican independence among Latinos and whites, and women's self-defense. Essays and ideas trace the roots of struggles from the 1960s through the 1970s, providing fascinating insight into the myriad ways that radical social movements shaped American political culture in the 1970s and the many ways they continue to do so today.
Title:The Hidden 1970s: Histories of RadicalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2010Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813548748

ISBN - 13:9780813548746

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Editorial Reviews

"For readers interested in Red Power, Brown Power, women's liberation, peace movements, queer politics, and the white left, this important volume offers new perspectives and information that is not available elsewhere. The articles, by a mix of emerging scholars and scholar-activists, offer views of the recent past that should reshape the consensus about the 1970s to focus on activism, organizing, and violence from above and below."Felicia Kornbluh, author of The Battle for Welfare Rights: Politics and Poverty in Modern America