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The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism

Friday, November 12, 2010
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
AK Press
Location Details:
AK Press Warehouse, 674-A 23rd Street, Oakland 94612 b/t MLK and San Pablo - near 19th St. BART and West Grand Exit of 80/980

The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism:
Book release with editor Dan Berger and contributors Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Elizabeth Castle, and James Tracy

Come to the warehouse Friday for a talk with some of contributors of The Hidden 1970s, a new book (that we will be getting soon) from Rutgers University Press!

The 1970s were a complex, multilayered, and critical part of a long era of profound societal change. Indeed, several 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 a wide variety of left-wing social movements during a period that many have described as dominated by conservatism or confusion. Contributors examine critical and largely buried legacies of the 1970s. Their essays provide fascinating insight into the myriad ways that radical social movements shaped American political culture in the 1970s and how they continue to do so today.

Dan Berger is the author of Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity and coeditor of Letters From Young Activists.

Elizabeth Castle is an assistant professor of American Indian Studies at the University of South Dakota and co-founder of the Warrior Women Project. She is the author of the forthcoming book Women Were the Backbone, Men Were the Jawbone: American Indian Women’s Activism in the Red Power Movement.

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz is professor emerita of ethnic studies at California State University, Hayward. She is a longtime activist on behalf of indigenous sovereignty and is the author of many books on the subject. Additionally, she is the author of three memoirs, most recently Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra Years.

James Tracy is the editor of The Civil Disobedience Handbook: A Brief History and Practical Advice for the Politically Disenchanted, the author of Sparks and Codes, the coauthor of a forthcoming book about radical working-class white organizations in the 1960s and 1970s who worked in tandem with radical organizations of color.

Added to the calendar on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 3:41PM
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