STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

By: Pekar, Harvey

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Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 214 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. history of SDS as you've never seen it before. In 1962 at a United Auto Workers' camp in Michigan, Students for a Democratic Society held its historic convention and prepared the famous Port Huron Statement, drafted by Tom Hayden. This statement, criticizing the U.S. government's failure to pursue international peace or address domestic inequality, became the organization's manifesto. Its last convention was held in 1969 in Chicago, where, collapsing under the weight of its notoriety and popularity, it shattered into myriad factions. Through brilliant art and "they were there" dialogue, famed graphic novelist Harvey Pekar, gifted artist Gary Dumm, and renowned historian Paul Buhle illustrate the tumultuous decade that first defined and then was defined by the men and women who gathered under the SDS banner. This book captures the idealism and activism that drove a generation of young Americans to believe that even one person's actions can help transform the world.


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By the late 1960s, America felt like it was teetering on the edge of a vast transformation. Helping push it over that edge was a brigade of young radicals, the Students for a Democratic Society, who were fighting the establishment for peace abroad and equality at home. In Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History, the famed graphic novelist Harvey Pekar, the gifted artist Gary Dumm, the renowned historian Paul Buhle, and a marvelous cast of they-were-there contributors illustrate their struggle, bringing to life the tumultuous decade that first defined and then was defined by the men and women who gathered under the SDS banner.

Students for a Democratic Society captures the idealism and activism that drove a generation of young Americans to believe that even one person's actions can help transform the world.

Title: STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

Author Name: Pekar, Harvey

Categories: Comic Books & Graphic Novels,

Publisher: Hill & Wang: 2009-04-27

ISBN Number: 0809089394

ISBN Number 13: 9780809089390

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: Alibris0009153