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Taking Back the Academy!: History of Activism, History as by Jim Downs

By Jim Downs

A historical past of activism on campus because the Nineteen Sixties and an exploration of the ways that the historian's craft ends up in social switch.

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Most of the Mexican citizenry agreed that their country had created its own path towards economic development and political stability in Latin America. Official labor and peasant organizations provided the regime with a popular base, which resulted in the creation of a corporate state. The scarce efforts to express dissent were systematically subdued by the government and its allies. Sooner or later, the structures of the PRI ended up absorbing or eliminating every attempt at articulated protest.

Students for Anti-Government Activity,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 1998, A 76. 6. “The War: Death of a Human Shield”, Seattle Weekly, March 19–25, 2003. 7. I have taught these particular courses at the University of Southern Maine since 1987. I also included student activism in courses I taught at other universities. These courses have all been influenced by ideas of colleagues and the work of many scholars and activists. There is also a larger body of scholarship on the role of public schooling on the elementary and secondary level and the connection to social control and Americanization.

Senator, and your like, are just a bunch of criminal bandits. ” With these words, Karl-Dietrich Wolff, the former head of the Socialist German Student League (Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund, SDS), proudly addressed Senator Strom Thurmond, chair of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, on March 14, 1969. “The least thing I could do here [ . . ] is bring the message that the victories of the movement in the United States are considered our victories, that the repression against the radical movement in the United States which is being stepped up is repression against us.

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