Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago--an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. By drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells and retells the story of the protests in three different voices, from the perspectives of the major protagonists--the Yippies, the National Mobilization to End the War, and Mayor Richard J. Daley and his police. He brilliantly recreates all the excitement and drama, the violently charged action and language of this period of crisis, giving life to the whole set of cultural ex.
Publisher:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1988.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-296) and index.
Preface -- Introduction -- Abbreviations -- [pt. 1]. Narratives -- 1. Making Yippie! -- 2. The politics of laughter -- 3. Gandhi and guerrilla -- 4. Mobilizing in molasses -- 5. The mayor and the meaning of clout -- 6. The city of broad shoulders -- 7. The streets belong to the people -- [pt. 2]. Analyses -- 8. Inside Yippie! -- 9. Thinning about the Mobe and Chicago '68 -- 10. Public feelings -- Notes -- Index.