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Legacy to Liberation: Politics and Culture of Revolutionary Asian Pacific America

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Legacy to Liberation is a groundbreaking anthology which documents & analyzes three decades of radical and revolutionary movement building in Asian-America from the 60s to the 90s. Penetrating essays are interwoven with archival photos, artwork, poetry, and an appendix of rare manifestos, position papers and other documents, compiled by veteran and younger Asian Pacifi ...more
Paperback, 415 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by AK Press (first published March 1st 2000)
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Parag
Dec 22, 2007 Parag rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I'm a little biased because I tend to get a little teary-eyed about the "good ol' revolutionary days" at the beginning of the "Asian American Movement," but here are some reflections from people involved.

I'm annoyed, as usual, that there's virtually no (4 pages on South Asians Against Police Brutality in NY doesn't count) documentation of radical and revolutionary South Asian American work - if no one writes about it, will it mean anything?
James Tracy
This is an important book to read because it sheds some light on the very underdocumented history of the Asian-American left since the sixties. For historical purposes it is fantastic. Many of the articles are hard to read, suffering from a didactic style reminiscent of, well, the sixties.
Alex
From activism to the arts, this reader was a great run down of Asians in AmeriKKKa during the 1960s and '70s, and some of what these activists and artists did afterwards.
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