Reviews

Author: 
David Barber
Reviewer: 
Nicole Frisone

Frisone on Barber, 'A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why It Failed'


David Barber. A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why It Failed. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008. xi + 286 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-934110-17-1.

Reviewed by Nicole Frisone (Rutgers University)
Published on H-1960s (September, 2009)
Commissioned by Jessica Kovler

Rallying for Student Rights

Author: 
Iain Anderson
Reviewer: 
Zachary Lechner

Lechner on Anderson, 'This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture'


Iain Anderson. This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. vi + 258 pp. $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8122-2003-2.

Reviewed by Zachary Lechner (Department of History, Temple University)
Published on H-1960s (July, 2008)

The Cultural Challenges and Limitations of Free Jazz in the 1960s

Author: 
Mary Susannah Robbins, ed.
Reviewer: 
Cyrus Zirakzadeh

Zirakzadeh on Robbins, 'Against the Vietnam War: Writings by Activists'


Mary Susannah Robbins, ed. Against the Vietnam War: Writings by Activists. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007. 287 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7425-5914-1.

Reviewed by Cyrus Zirakzadeh (Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut)
Published on H-1960s (March, 2008)

Respecting Our Past

Author: 
Richard Parker
Reviewer: 
Itai Sneh

Sneh on Parker, 'John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics'


Richard Parker. John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. 820 pp. $22.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-64677-0.

Reviewed by Itai Sneh (Department of History, CUNY-John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
Published on H-1960s (January, 2008)

The Rare Life and Continuing Legacy of a Nonagenarian Public Intellectual

Author: 
Thomas F. Jackson
Reviewer: 
Norman Markowitz

Markowitz on Jackson, 'From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle for Economic Justice'


Thomas F. Jackson. From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle for Economic Justice. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007. 459 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3969-0.

Reviewed by Norman Markowitz (Department of History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
Published on H-1960s (September, 2007)

Author: 
Jeff Kisseloff
Reviewer: 
James Eichsteadt

Eichsteadt on Kisseloff, 'Generation on Fire: Voices of Protest from the 1960s--An Oral History'


Jeff Kisseloff. Generation on Fire: Voices of Protest from the 1960s--An Oral History. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2006. 284 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2416-2.

Reviewed by James Eichsteadt (Department of History, Syracuse University)
Published on H-1960s (August, 2007)

Memories of an Era of Activism

Author: 
Cynthia Young
Reviewer: 
Trevor Griffey

Griffey on Young, 'Soul Power: Culture, Radicalism, and the Making of a U.S. Third World Left'


Cynthia Young. Soul Power: Culture, Radicalism, and the Making of a U.S. Third World Left. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006. 307 S. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-3679-2; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-3691-4.

Reviewed by Trevor Griffey (Department of History, University of Washington)
Published on H-1960s (May, 2007)

Author: 
Vanessa Murphree
Reviewer: 
William Hustwit

Hustwit on Murphree, 'The Selling of Civil Rights: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Use of Public Relations'


Vanessa Murphree. The Selling of Civil Rights: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Use of Public Relations. New York and London: Routledge, 2006. vii + 189 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-97889-7.

Reviewed by William Hustwit (Department of History, University of Mississippi)
Published on H-1960s (April, 2007)

Communication Breakdown

Author: 
Sandra E. Adickes
Reviewer: 
James Wertz

Wertz on Adickes, 'The Legacy of a Freedom School'


Sandra E. Adickes. The Legacy of a Freedom School. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 218 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4039-7213-2.

Reviewed by James Wertz (Department of History and Anthropology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-1960s (April, 2007)

Mississippi Remembered

Author: 
Vanessa Murphree
Reviewer: 
William Hustwit

Hustwit on Murphree, 'The Selling of Civil Rights: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Use of Public Relations'


Vanessa Murphree. The Selling of Civil Rights: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Use of Public Relations. New York and London: Routledge, 2006. vii + 189 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-97889-7.

Reviewed by William Hustwit (Department of History, University of Mississippi)
Published on H-1960s (April, 2007)

Communication Breakdown

Author: 
Mark Hamilton Lytle
Reviewer: 
Vincent Cannato

Cannato on Lytle, 'America's Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon'


Mark Hamilton Lytle. America's Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. xvi + 416 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-517496-0.

Reviewed by Vincent Cannato (Department of History, University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Published on H-1960s (April, 2007)

The Sixties--Again

Author: 
Lawrence W. Serewicz
Reviewer: 
Edwin Moise

Moise on Serewicz, 'America at the Brink of Empire: Rusk, Kissinger, and the Vietnam War'


Lawrence W. Serewicz. America at the Brink of Empire: Rusk, Kissinger, and the Vietnam War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2007. x + 233 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3179-4.

Reviewed by Edwin Moise (Clemson University)
Published on H-1960s (March, 2007)

Not Much Detail

Author: 
Melvin Small
Reviewer: 
James Eichsteadt

Eichsteadt on Small, 'At The Water's Edge: American Politics and the Vietnam War'


Melvin Small. At The Water's Edge: American Politics and the Vietnam War. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2005. xi + 241 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56663-647-6; $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56663-593-6.

Reviewed by James Eichsteadt (Department of History, Syracuse University)
Published on H-1960s (February, 2007)

Author: 
Max Elbaum
Reviewer: 
Sean Purdy

Purdy on Elbaum, 'Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals turn to Lenin, Mao and Che'


Max Elbaum. Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals turn to Lenin, Mao and Che. London and New York: Verso, 2006. xiv + 380 pp. $23.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84467-563-0.

Reviewed by Sean Purdy (Departamento de História, Universidade de São Paulo)
Published on H-1960s (February, 2007)

Revolutionary Communism and the New Historiography of the 1960s

Author: 
Renee Christine Romano, Leigh Raiford
Reviewer: 
David Cullen

Cullen on Renee C. Romano and Leigh Raiford, 'The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory' and Romano and Raiford, 'The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory'


eds Renee C. Romano and Leigh Raiford. The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 2006. xi + 382 pp. Renee Christine Romano, Leigh Raiford. The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2006. 382 S. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-2538-5; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-2814-0.

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