Takin' it to the Streets

Takin' it to the Streets : A Sixties Reader

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"Takin' It to the Streets", 2/e is a comprehensive collection of primary documents covering political, social and cultural aspects of the 1960's. Drawn from mainstream sources, little-known sixties periodicals, pamphlets and public speeches, this anthology brings together representative writings many of which have been unavailable for years or have never been reprinted, from the Port Huron Statement and Malcolm X's "The Ballot or the Bullet" to Richard Nixon's "If Mob Rule Takes Hold in the U.S." and Ronald Reagan's "Freedom versus Anarchy on Campus." Introductions and headnotes by the editors help highlight the importance of particular documents while relating them to each other and placing them within the broader context of the decade. While paying particular attention to civil rights, anti-war activity, Black power, the counter-culture, the women's and gay/lesbian struggles for recognition, the authors also take into account the conservative backlashes these sparked and thus present a balanced portrait of a tumultuous era.
For this revised edition, the editors have dropped nine pieces while adding nearly thirty new selections, including new selections on religion, the drug culture, the sexual revolution, the conservative backlash, and the Vietnam War.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 748.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 019514290X
  • 9780195142907
  • 1,728,601

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