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Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Julia L. Mickenberg

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

At the height of the Cold War, dozens of radical and progressive writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, and teachers cooperated to create and disseminate children's books that ... More


Introduction: Children's Literature as a “Wonderful Door”

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter opens with Howard Fast's Tony and the Wonderful Door (1952), which Fast wrote and self-published when he was blacklisted from most media because of his association with the ... More


Support for Women's Liberation on the Left, New and Old

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter traces the help extended by the Left to weomen's liberation movements. The term “Old Left” is used for describing Marxist-inspired parties and individuals and the term “New Left” refers ... More


The New Woman and the Old Left, 1959–1960

Michelle Chase

in Revolution Within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952-1962

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625003
eISBN:
9781469625027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625003.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter recovers the rise and demise of the new pro-revolutionary women’s groups that emerged in the aftermath of revolutionary triumph. These groups had roots in both the New, insurrectionary ... More


The New Left Starts to Disintegrate

David Barber

in A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why it Failed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110171
eISBN:
9781604733051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110171.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the struggles between Old Left understandings of race, gender, and empire, and New Left understandings in the period between the end of 1968 and the fall of 1969. During these ... More


The Negro Question, the Woman Question, and the “Vital Link”: Histories and Institutions

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter provides a history of Black internationalist feminism. It begins with the intertwinings of Black nationalist and Old Left movements in the interwar years, with special attention to the ... More


“Something had to be there already”

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

The feminism of women activists working with women's liberation movements has been framed by powerful forces. All these feminist activists shared common life experiences. This chapter aims to give ... More


The Jesus Revolution from Berkeley to Dallas

John G. Turner

in Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831854
eISBN:
9781469604756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889107_turner.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses how contemporary and later accounts of student culture in the late 1960s have mostly focused on two phenomena: the New Left and the counterculture. The New Left, which briefly ... More


“My Identification Went with the Aspirations of the Masses”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on Aoki’s participation in the predominantly White Old Left, through the Socialist Workers Party (SWP)/Young Socialist Alliance (YSA). Aoki’s participation in the White Old Left ... More


Capitalism and Beyond: Toward a New Old Left

Geoffrey M. Hodgson

in Wrong Turnings: How the Left Got Lost

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226505749
eISBN:
9780226505916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226505916.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter concludes the book by outlining a policy agenda for a New Old Left. There are foremost emphases on the problem of inequality and on the survival of democracy in a complex world. Possible ... More


Losing the Union Man: Class and Gender in the Postwar Labor Movement

Christopher Gerteis

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

During the early decades of the postwar era, public and private institutions constructed social roles for blue-collar men that forced the reemergence of gender practices that legitimized the ... More


The Making of a Mind

Laura Visser-Maessen

in Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details Moses’s path into the 1960s civil rights movement by tracing the influences that shaped his ideas before he joined SNCC. Set against the general atmosphere of the Great ... More


Black Power, Neighborhood Power, and the Growth of Organizational Fixers

Julia Rabig

in The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388311
eISBN:
9780226388458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388458.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces readers to organizational fixers, focusing on the founding years and early decades of three first-generation community development corporations. The disparate backgrounds of ... More


La Masacuata’s War

Joaquín M. Chávez

in Poets and Prophets of the Resistance: Intellectuals and the Origins of El Salvador's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199315512
eISBN:
9780190661106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315512.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The chapter examines a little-known literary movement created in San Vicente, a provincial city in El Salvador, that later expanded to the capital. This group formed an artistic and political ... More


“Pass Them By! Support Your Brothers and Sisters in the South!”: The Origins of Brooklyn CORE

Brian Purnell

in Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141824
eISBN:
9780813142609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the national resurgence of the Congress of Racial Equality, which coincided with the student-led sit-in movement during the early half of 1960. Specifically, this chapter shows ... More


The Principled Brand Strategist: Aaron Copland

Emily Abrams Ansari

in The Sound of a Superpower: Musical Americanism and the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190649692
eISBN:
9780190649722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649692.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the Cold War experience of composer Aaron Copland. It argues that after suffering at the hands of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his cronies in the early 1950s, Copland reoriented ... More


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