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The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism
edited by Dan Berger
contributions by Scott Rutherford, Liz Samuels, Benjamin Shepard, Meg Starr, Michael Staudenmaier, James Tracy, Fanon Che Wilkins, Brian Behnken, Elizabeth Castle, Andrew Cornell, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Victoria Law, Paul Magno and Matt Meyer
introduction by Dan Berger
Rutgers University Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-8135-5033-6 | Paper: 978-0-8135-4874-6 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-4873-9
Library of Congress Classification HN90.R3H53 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 303.484097309047

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.

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