Publisher description for Rethinking the New Left : an interpretative history / Van Gosse.


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From the 1950s to the 1970s, a host of movements struggled to make democracy and equality realities in America. A radical conception of democracy animated the movements for civil rights and black power, for peace and solidarity with the Third World, and for gender and sexual equality. From Vietnam to the war at home against African and Native Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Asian Americans, from Women's to Gay Liberation, the New Left was the broadest-based movement for fundamental change in American history. This book synthesizes and chronicles those protests, confrontations, victories, and defeats over two decades and more. It has a much wider chronological focus than just the decade of the 1960s, and is the most inclusive and broadest ranging analytical synthesis of the New Left yet published.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Radicalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
New Left -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 1945-