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The New Left Revisited
by John McMillian (Goodreads Author)
Starting with the premise that it is possible to say something significantly new about the 1960s and the New Left, the contributors to this volume trace the social roots, the various paths, and the legacies of the movement that set out to change America. As members of a younger generation of scholars, none of them (apart from Paul Buhle) has first-hand knowledge of the era ...more
ebook, 281 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Temple University Press
(first published December 2002)
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