Author: Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800664

Category: History

Page: 141

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On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971. Official denial of the killing continues even today: In the first week of February 2003, Mexico's Education Secretary Reyes Tamiz ordered a new history textbook that mentions the massacre-Claudia Sierra's History of Mexico: An Analytical Approach-removed from shelves and classrooms. (Public outcry led Tamiz to reverse his decision days later.) No one has yet been held accountable for the official acts of savagery. With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history "one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Summer of '68

The Season That Changed Baseball--and America--Forever

Author: Tim Wendel

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306822482

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 4052

In a year shaped by national tragedy, baseball was shaped by amazing pitching--culminating in a victory by a Detroit Tigers team that faced off against Bob Gibson's St. Louis Cardinals, the 1967 World Series defending champions.

May '68 and Its Afterlives

Author: Kristin Ross

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226728001

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 2206

During May 1968, students and workers in France united in the biggest strike and the largest mass movement in French history. Protesting capitalism, American imperialism, and Gaullism, 9 million people from all walks of life, from shipbuilders to department store clerks, stopped working. The nation was paralyzed—no sector of the workplace was untouched. Yet, just thirty years later, the mainstream image of May '68 in France has become that of a mellow youth revolt, a cultural transformation stripped of its violence and profound sociopolitical implications. Kristin Ross shows how the current official memory of May '68 came to serve a political agenda antithetical to the movement's aspirations. She examines the roles played by sociologists, repentant ex-student leaders, and the mainstream media in giving what was a political event a predominantly cultural and ethical meaning. Recovering the political language of May '68 through the tracts, pamphlets, and documentary film footage of the era, Ross reveals how the original movement, concerned above all with the question of equality, gained a new and counterfeit history, one that erased police violence and the deaths of participants, removed workers from the picture, and eliminated all traces of anti-Americanism, anti-imperialism, and the influences of Algeria and Vietnam. May '68 and Its Afterlives is especially timely given the rise of a new mass political movement opposing global capitalism, from labor strikes and anti-McDonald's protests in France to the demonstrations against the World Trade Organization in Seattle.

Chicago '68

Author: David Farber

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226237992

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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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 experiences we call "the sixties." "Chicago '68 was a watershed summer. Chicago '68 is a watershed book. Farber succeeds in presenting a sensitive, fairminded composite portrait that is at once a model of fine narrative history and an example of how one can walk the intellectual tightrope between 'reporting one's findings' and offering judgements about them."—Peter I. Rose, Contemporary Sociology

May ‘68: Coming of Age

Author: David Hanley,Pat Kerr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349198471

Category: History

Page: 215

View: 5629

The impact of student protest on French society and government in the 1960s is examined in this socio-historical study. It analyzes the far-reaching consequences of rebellion on trade unionism, the government and the arts.

Catullus 68

Author: John Sarkissian

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004069398

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 57

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A Novel

Author: C.W. Spooner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462073177

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 8301

'68 is the story of several families living in a small town in Northern California and how they are impacted by the world-changing events of 1968. It is also a story about racial injustice and how, hopefully, we grow beyond it. It is about the lens through which each of us views the world, a work in progress for a lifetime.

Baltimore '68

Riots and Rebirth in an American City

Author: Jessica Elfenbein,Thomas Hollowak,Elizabeth Nix

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439906629

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3659

In 1968, Baltimore was home to a variety of ethnic, religious, and racial communities that, like those in other American cities, were confronting a quickly declining industrial base. In April of that year, disturbances broke the urban landscape along lines of race and class. This book offers chapters on events leading up to the turmoil, the riots, and the aftermath as well as four rigorously edited and annotated oral histories of members of the Baltimore community. The combination of new scholarship and first-person accounts provides a comprehensive case study of this period of civil unrest four decades later. This engaging, broad-based public history lays bare the diverse experiences of 1968 and their effects, emphasizing the role of specific human actions. By reflecting on the stories and analysis presented in this anthology, readers may feel empowered to pursue informed, responsible civic action of their own. Baltimore '68 is the book component of a larger public history project, "Baltimore '68 Riots: Riots and Rebirth." The project's companion website (http://archives.ubalt.edu/bsr/index.html ) offers many more oral histories plus photos, art, and links to archival sources. The book and the website together make up an invaluable teaching resource on cities, social unrest, and racial politics in the 1960s. The project was the corecipient of the 2009 Outstanding Public History Project Award from the National Council on Public History.

Imperial Women

A Study in Public Images, 40 B.c. - A.d. 68

Author: Susan E. Wood

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004119697

Category: Art

Page: 490

View: 5813

An examination of the portraits of female members of Rome's ruling family, from the end of the republic, when such images first appear, through the end of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

Schumann -- Album for the Young, Op. 68

Author: Robert Schumann,Willard A. Palmer

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739007341

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 2164

Numerous selections from Schumann's Album for the Young have long been favorites of intermediate students, and few collections fail to include the "Soldier's March," the "Happy Farmer" or the "Wild Horseman." This historically informed edition of the entire collection clearly differentiates the markings of the first edition from Clara Schumann's later-edited version. Discussions of ornamentation and the collection's origin are also included.

Politics and Popular Opinion in East Germany, 1945-68

Author: Mark Allinson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719055546

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 5092

This groundbreaking work examines East Germany's postwar development from the defeat of Nazism to the stabilization of a new socialist state by 1968. Using a wide range of often previously unexamined contemporary documents, the book investigates how ordinary East Germans experienced this extraordinary political and social upheaval, and how central policy decisions were translated into the reality of everyday life in the provinces.

The Long '68

Radical Protest and Its Enemies

Author: Richard Vinen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141982535

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 6283

The 'long 68' saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary - around 10 million French workers struck and the whole state teetered on the brink of collapse. Others were more easily contained, but had profound longer term implications - terrorist groups, feminist collectives, gay rights activists could all trace important roots to 1968. Bill Clinton and even Tony Blair are, in many ways, the product of 68. THE LONG '68 is a striking and original attempt, half a century on, to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies which are in practice now extraordinarily remote from our own time.

California Desert Byways

68 of California's Best Backcountry Drives

Author: Tony Huegel

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899974132

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 643

Presents 65 desert trips from Bishop to the Mexican border, including expanded coverage of popular destinations such as Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This book makes high-walled canyons, lonely ghost towns, and soaring peaks from Mexico to the Great Basin easily accessible to recreational drivers. Tony Huegel's glove-box-sized Byways have been leading drivers to the hidden surprises found along unpaved backroads for more than 10 years. These books are for recreational drivers who want to use their four-wheel-drive or sport-utility vehicle beyond the pavement to explore, but who might not want to do hard-core or lengthy off-road driving. They are also for adventurers who use these trips as jumping-off points for muscle-powered exploration, such as hiking and mountain biking.

Slide 68

86 Your Current Life and Pursue the Lifestyle You've Been Dreaming of

Author: Anthony Von Mickle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475965184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 4306

Mediocrity-the act of simply existing-can reveal the clock on a ticking time bomb in your life. How long must you run in the rat race while watching others enjoy the lives of your fantasies? "Slide 68: 86 Your Current Life and Pursue the Lifestyle You've Been Dreaming Of" offers a day-by-day, thought-by-thought illustration of how author Anthony Von Mickle exchanged his comfortable six-figure salary for his dream life. What he sacrificed at first seemed like too much to bear, but in the end, there was no price not worth paying for complete control of one's sanity. He reminds us that the best way to predict the future is to create it. Each chapter provides real-life examples of problems that Von Mickle encountered en route to his dream life and how he overcame them. He demonstrates that the answers to his problems were not unique to his situation and that he had the mindset required to conquer any obstacles he met. He has highlighted important points throughout this guide in slide 68 mindset boxes, which provide essential take-away points. "Slide 68" shares a detailed, personal journey that educates, entices, and inspires everyone to settle on not settling.

Feminism in France

From May '68 to Mitterrand

Author: Claire Duchen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415637627

Category: Reference

Page: 165

View: 543

Feminism in Francecharts the evolution of the women’s liberation in France (MLF) from its emergence in 1968 to the present. Claire Duchen provides a lucid and compelling account of different feminist practices in France, clarifying the divergent political stances and the feminist theory that informs them. The remarkably clear introduction to French feminist theory, notably of Luce Irigaray and Helene Cixous, places it in its wider intellectual and political context and illuminates the complex connection of feminist thinking to other strands of contemporary French thought, represented by philosophers such as Michel Foucault and Jacques Lacan. The author’s role as ‘participant observer’ and her inclusion of interviews with French activists enhance her discussion, complementing the analytical with the immediacy of lived experience. ‘Claire Duchen’s lucid and succinct account is both timely and valuable.’ – Harriet Gilbert, New Statesman ‘Lucid, sympathetic and very helpful book on the French women’s movement ... will help us to understand the French feminist world much better.’ – Sian Reynolds, Women’s Review ‘An excellent introduction to French feminist theory which clarifies feminism in contemporary French thought, and includes illuminating interviews with activists.’ - SHE

Shakespeare Survey: Volume 68, Shakespeare, Origins and Originality

Author: Peter Holland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316368998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 2631

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, the Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 68 is 'Shakespeare, Origins and Originality'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at http://www.cambridge.org/online/shakespearesurvey. This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic, and save and bookmark their results.

The Siege

68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

Author: Cathy Scott-clark,Adrian Levy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613246

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 4004

Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world’s most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged. When the smoke cleared, thirty-one people were dead and many more had been injured. Only the courageous actions of staff and guests—including Mallika Jagad, Bob Nichols, and Taj general manager Binny Kang—prevented a much higher death toll. With a deep understanding of the region and its politics and a narrative flair reminiscent of Midnight in Peking, journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy vividly unfold the tragic events in a real-life thriller filled with suspense, tragedy, history, and heroism.

A Time to Stir

Columbia '68

Author: Paul Cronin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231544332

Category: History

Page: 438

View: 7160

For seven days in April 1968, students occupied five buildings on the campus of Columbia University to protest a planned gymnasium in a nearby Harlem park, links between the university and the Vietnam War, and what they saw as the university’s unresponsive attitude toward their concerns. Exhilarating to some and deeply troubling to others, the student protests paralyzed the university, grabbed the world’s attention, and inspired other uprisings. Fifty years after the events, A Time to Stir captures the reflections of those who participated in and witnessed the Columbia rebellion. With more than sixty essays from members of the Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, the Students’ Afro-American Society, faculty, undergraduates who opposed the protests, “outside agitators,” and members of the New York Police Department, A Time to Stir sheds light on the politics, passions, and ideals of the 1960s. Moving beyond accounts from the student movement’s white leadership, this book presents the perspectives of black students, who were grappling with their uneasy integration into a supposedly liberal campus, as well as the views of women, who began to question their second-class status within the protest movement and society at large. A Time to Stir also speaks to the complicated legacy of the uprising. For many, the events at Columbia inspired a lifelong dedication to social causes, while for others they signaled the beginning of the chaos that would soon engulf the left. Taken together, these reflections present a nuanced and moving portrait that reflects the sense of possibility and excess that characterized the 1960s.