Ron Jacobs and I have using your and Wini Breines's book as the core text
for our popular Sixties course at the University of Vermont. It's a damn
good book for the U.S. movements (and which even mentions the evil goings on
with the "Vietnam Project" at my old alma mater, Michigan State). I don't
have any suggestions for adding or subtracting texts from what you've got.
We'll almost certainly use your book again at least one more time. I guess,
however, what I am looking for at this point, in thinking through the
experiences with the class, is another book altogether. I also teach World
History, and I'm getting very dissatisfied with teaching the Sixties course
in a U.S.-centric kind of format, when, as we all know, what happened in the
Sixties was a truly Global Revolution with many things ricocheting off other
things all over the place in space and time. Unfortunately, the student
doesn't get that sense from your book much at all. Maybe, the Listees all
need to collaborate on what might be the essential pieces for a truly
global compendium of primary sources on the Sixties. Just about every
Sixties book I know, with perhaps one or two exceptions like Tariq Ali's
book on 1968, is the same way.
----- Original Message -----
From: Alex Bloom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: sixties-l <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 9:41 AM
Subject: [sixties-l] Takin' It to the Streets
> Dear Friends...
> Wini Breines and I have been asked by Oxford to bring out a second
> edition of Takin' it to the Streets, our 60s reader.
> We have been given only a small amount of additional space, so whatever
> additions we make have to come at the expense of some other deletions. I
> am contacting people on this list to ask for your advice.
> We always envisioned this book for classroom use and I hope that
> some of you who have used it in class will tell us what you like, what
> could go, what worked well, what didn't work, and what additions are
> needed. If you have specific suggestions that would be wonderful, but
> general areas of omissions or redundancy would also be helpful.
> You can e-mail me back directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or just back to
> this list.
> We appreciate any assistance you can offer. We want his book to continue
> be useful for those of us who teach courses that cover this period.
> Thanks for any help.
> Alex Bloom
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