Sixties Papers

These days The Sixties Papers is widely used as a college text in history and sociology classes. It’s strange to think that what was once so new and revolutionary has become the stuff of history. But in The Sixties Papers you won’t have to settle for boring second-hand analysis. My co-editor wife and I were full time activists and the documents that we reprint were written or spoken or drawn during the Sixties. We know first hand that these documents had a major influence on that passionate and rebellious era. Featuring documents by participants such as Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, H. Rap Brown, Abbie Hoffman, Paul Krassner, Jerry Rubin, Stew Albert, and Robin Morgan, this volume brings together a wide range of material on one of the most turbulent decades in American history. The contributors are divided into five sections covering ideas influential on the early New Left: the anti-war movement, SDS and Weathermen, the counterculture, Yippies, and the women’s movement. – Stew