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Ravens in the Storm

A Personal History of the 1960s Antiwar Movement
Oglesby, Carl, 1935- (Book - 2008 )
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In 1964, almost by accident, Carl Oglesby became president of the now-legendary protest movement Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Here, he shares the triumphs and tribulations of an organization that burgeoned across America, only to collapse in the face of surveillance by the U.S. government and infighting. Oglesby spoke on the same platform as Coretta Scott King and Benjamin Spock at the 1965 antiwar demonstration in Washington; traveled to Vietnam and to the international war crimes tribunal in Scandinavia; helped initiate the Venceremos Brigade, which dispatched thousands of American students to bring in the Cuban sugar harvest; and reluctantly participated in the protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Eventually, after extensive battles with other SDS members over the future course of the organization, Oglesby was drummed out--shortly before it collapsed. This memoir captures the joy of joining together to take a stand for what is right and just.--From publisher description.
Authors: Oglesby, Carl, 1935-
Statement of Responsibility: Carl Oglesby
Title: Ravens in the storm
a personal history of the 1960s antiwar movement
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2008
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Characteristics: xiv, 336 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-324) and index
Contents: Pt. I: Taking off. The blue badge of clearance : Ann Arbor, 1963 ; Stumbling on Vietnam : Ann Arbor, 1964 ; The joy of movement : Kewadin, 1965 ; The bourgeois gentlemen of Vietnam : Saigon and Hue, 1965 ; Build, not burn! : Washington, D.C., 1965
Pt. II: Soaring. Build not! Burn! : Champaign-Urbana, 1965 ; Great debates and petty spats : Salt Lake City and Chicago, 1966-67 ; Running with Sartre : Copenhagen and Stockholm, 1967 ; One way to skin a cat : Cowpens, 1968 ; Banned : Atlanta, 1968 ; Cointelpro, anyone? : U.S.A., 1968 ; Finding the radical center : New York, 1968 ; The whole world is watching : Chicago, 1968 ; At Maggie's farm : Indiana, 1968 ; My Cuban fling : Havana, 1968-69 ; Skipping sugar : New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, 1969
Pt. III: Crashing. Star-chambered in Texas : Austin, 1969 ; Things fall apart : San Francisco and New York, 1969 ; To the chicken coop : Putney and Chicago, 1970 ; From an abandoned Weathermen crash pad : Cambridge, 1970 ; The miracle of Watergate : Washington, D.C., 1972
Summary: In 1964, almost by accident, Carl Oglesby became president of the now-legendary protest movement Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Here, he shares the triumphs and tribulations of an organization that burgeoned across America, only to collapse in the face of surveillance by the U.S. government and infighting. Oglesby spoke on the same platform as Coretta Scott King and Benjamin Spock at the 1965 antiwar demonstration in Washington; traveled to Vietnam and to the international war crimes tribunal in Scandinavia; helped initiate the Venceremos Brigade, which dispatched thousands of American students to bring in the Cuban sugar harvest; and reluctantly participated in the protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Eventually, after extensive battles with other SDS members over the future course of the organization, Oglesby was drummed out--shortly before it collapsed. This memoir captures the joy of joining together to take a stand for what is right and just.--From publisher description.
Subject Headings: Authors, American 20th century Biography New Left United States History Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Protest movements United States Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) History Oglesby, Carl, 1935-
Topical Term: Authors, American
New Left
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
LCCN: 2008297543
ISBN: 9781416547365
1416547363
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 O
Research Call Number: JFE 08-2822
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