Farber, DavidPublisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Year Published: 1988
Pages: 304pp ISBN: 0-226-23800-8
Library of Congress Number: F548.52.F37 1987 Dewey: 977.3'11043
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX3959
A vivid history of the political and social movements of that turbulent time, when the power structure felt itself threatened by social movements that rejected much of what it stood for.
Abstract: Chicago '68 is an in-depth look at the events surrounding the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968, when Chicago police ran amuck, brutally beating demonstrators, journalists, and on-lookers alike. Much more than a history of the protests that week against the U.S. war against Vietnam, Chicago '68 brings together the swirling caleidescope of events and factions that culminated in Chicago in August. Farber concentrates especially on three main groups and their activities: the National Mobilization Committee Against the War, the Yippies, and the Chicago police and mayor's office. He succeeds in presenting a vivid history that provides many insights into the political and social movements of that turbulent time, when the power structure felt itself threatened by social movements that rejected much of what it stood for.
Table of Contents
Part I. Narratives
1. Making Yippie!
2. The Politics of Laughter
3. Gandhi and Guerrilla
4. Mobilizing in Molasses
5. The Mayor and the Meaning of Clout
6. The City of Broad Shoulders
7. The Streets Belong to the People
Part II. Analyses
8. Inside Yippie!
9. Thinking About the Mobe and Chicago '68
10. Public Feelings