[sixties-l] The New Left Re-Examined

From: Bob Anderson (citizen@comcast.net)
Date: Fri Mar 15 2002 - 10:13:40 EST

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    I have not seen the book but any text on this subject has to start including
    some of the new documentation of the role of the post-SDS new left who went
    into organizing the blue collar work force in the 60-s80s... my
    dissertation, for one, studies this in the Pittsburgh steel industry.
    Rivethead is another, and I suspect Barbara Kingsolver would fit this
    description. This is perhaps one of the greatest activities of the new left
    and it is barley mentioned or included in any texts.

    bob anderson
    albuquerque, nm

    > From: William Mandel <wmmmandel@earthlink.net>
    > Reply-To: sixties-l@lists.village.virginia.edu
    > Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 20:08:52 -0800
    > To: sixties-l@lists.village.virginia.edu
    > Cc: sixties-l-digest@lists.village.virginia.edu
    > Subject: Re: [sixties-l] The New Left Re-Examined
    > Knowing nothing about this unpublished new book, I would like to
    > recommend, as the best book thus far on the Sixties, one that has had
    > little attention in the usual sources because it does not set out to be
    > academic, although contributed to largely by professors (Leon Litwack,
    > Clayborne Carson, etc.]. Presented as a coffee-table picture book, it is
    > titled THE WHOLE WORLD'S WATCHING: Peace and Social Justice Movements of
    > the 1960s and 1970s, and was published last year by the Berkeley Art
    > Center Association. The 23 essays are on, and virtually all by, the full
    > spectrum of movements: anti-HUAC, civil rights, FSM, Vietnam War, peace,
    > women's, lesbian and homosexual, Latino, Native American, disability,
    > environmentalism. It is the thoughtfulness of the authors, plus the fact
    > that all were either participants or contemporary observers of the
    > events, that makes it so fine a contribution to historiography. The
    > Berkeley Art Center Association is at 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley, CA,
    > 94709. <berkeleyartc@earthlink.net> . www.berkeleyartcenter.org. I have
    > no idea as to whether examination copies are offered.
    > William Mandel
    > John C Mcmillian wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> Along with Paul Buhle, I've co-edited a book called "The New Left
    >> Re-Examined," which (fingers crossed) is coming out next fall from Temple
    >> University Press. Briefly, this is a collection of revisionist
    >> essays on the New Left, written by scholars who are too young to have had
    >> any first-hand experience with the movement. They come from a variety of
    >> perspectives, but most of them dissent, in some fashion, from the current
    >> orthodoxy of historical writing on the New Left. The Table of Contents is
    >> listed below.
    >> Anyhow, I'm writing this listserve because Temple wants the names and
    >> addresses of of professors who teach courses on the Sixites, or on American
    >> Radicalism, who might be interested in assigning such a book - presumably to
    >> send them examination copies. So if anyone fits this description, please
    >> feel
    >> free to send me a private email and I'll put you on the list!
    >> Many thanks,
    >> John
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