Conspiracy in the Streets

The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight

Author: Jon Wiener

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1565848330

Category: History

Page: 283

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An account of the 1969 Chicago Eight trial during which anti-war activists, Black Panthers, and others were charged with conspiracy for their protests at the 1968 democratic national convention cites the roles played by such celebrity witnesses as Timothy Leary and Norman Mailer, in a volume that combines historical commentary with an abridged transcript of the trial. Original.
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Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History [2 volumes]

Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144085811X

Category: History

Page: 950

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This up-to-date introduction to the complex world of conspiracies and conspiracy theories provides insight into why millions of people are so ready to believe the worst about our political, legal, religious, and financial institutions. • Provides an in-depth, easy-to-access account of conspirators and secret organizations behind key plots to control American legal, political, and financial systems • Presents the history of key American conspiracy theories, taking a longer view of how current conspiracy thinking developed over generations • Explains the similarities and differences among conspiracy theories held by people on the far right and far left of the political spectrum • Explores the cultural significance of widespread, popular reactions to advances in science, technology, and medicine, as well as the public's skepticism about highly trained professionals and their expert knowledge • Offers an up-to-date survey of popular conspiracy theories regarding celebrity deaths and the popular distrust of the American media and police investigations • Details the importance of the internet and social media in organizing conspiratorial movements and spreading conspiracy theories
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From the Bullet to the Ballot

The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago

Author: Jakobi Williams

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838160

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

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From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago
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Presidents and Civil Liberties from Wilson to Obama

A Story of Poor Custodians

Author: Samuel Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107016606

Category: History

Page: 546

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This book is a history of the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It examines the full range of civil liberties issues: First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, press, and assembly; due process; equal protection, including racial justice, women's rights, and lesbian and gay rights; privacy rights, including reproductive freedom; and national security issues. The book argues that presidents have not protected or advanced civil liberties, and that several have perpetrated some of worst violations. Some Democratic presidents (Wilson and Roosevelt), moreover, have violated civil liberties as badly as some Republican presidents (Nixon and Bush). This is the first book to examine the full civil liberties records of each president (thus, placing a president's record on civil rights with his record on national security issues), and also to compare the performance on particular issues of all the presidents covered.
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Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?

Essays on Don McLean's "American Pie"

Author: Raymond I. Schuck,Ray Schuck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786471050

Category: Music

Page: 221

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"These essays focus on the cultural and historical significance of Don McLean's song "American Pie." Addressed are such topics as historical and literary interpretation of the lyrics and musical qualities, dissection of commentary on rock and roll history, analysis of continuing significance of the song, and ways in which the song has been used by various writers/artists"--Provided by publisher.
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Protest Nation

Words That Inspired a Century of American Radicalism

Author: Timothy Patrick McCarthy,John McMillian

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586067

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Historic writings by socialists, LGBT activists, environmentalists, and more: “An extraordinary collection of the voices of American dissidents.” —Howard Zinn Protest Nation is a guide to the speeches, letters, broadsides, essays, and manifestos that form the backbone of the American radical tradition in the twentieth century. With examples from socialists, feminists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists that have served as beacons for millions, the volume also includes brief introductory essays by the editors that provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection. Included are: *a fiery speech by socialist Eugene V. Debs *an astonishing treatise on animal liberation by Peter Singer *an excerpt from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson *Harvey Milk’s “The Hope Speech” *the original Black Panther Party Platform *Peter Singer’s astonishing treatise on animal liberation *plus writings from Upton Sinclair, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Betty Friedan, Malcolm X, César Chávez, and more
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Party Music

The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music

Author: Rickey Vincent

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613744951

Category: Music

Page: 432

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Party Music explores the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, when the rise of a black militant movement also gave rise to a “Black Awakening” in the arts--and especially in music. Here Rickey Vincent, the award-winning author of Funk, explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement from the vantage point of the musicians and black revolutionaries themselves. Party Music introduces readers to the Black Panther's own band, the Lumpen, a group comprised of rank-and-file members of the Oakland, California-based Party. During their year-long tenure, the Lumpen produced hard-driving rhythm-and-blues that asserted the revolutionary ideology of the Black Panthers. Through his rediscovery of the Lumpen, and based on new interviews with Party and band members, Vincent provides an insider's account of black power politics and soul music aesthetics in an original narrative that reveals more detail about the Black Revolution than ever before. Rickey Vincent is the author of Funk: The Music, The People, and the Rhythm of the One, and has written for the Washington Post, American Legacy, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
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A History of the American Peace Movement

From Colonial Times to the Present

Author: Charles F. Howlett,Robbie Lieberman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 584

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Drawing upon a wide array of primary and secondary sources, this study explores the efforts of peace activists and organizations in their efforts to remake American society.
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