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Beyond The Barricades: The Sixties Generation Grows Up


reviewed by Michael X. Delli Carpini 1991

coverTitle: Beyond The Barricades: The Sixties Generation Grows Up
Author(s): Jack Whalen, Richard Flacks
Publisher: Temple University Press, Philadelphia
ISBN: 0877227071, Pages: , Year: 1990
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From January through dune of 1970, the community of Isla Vista, California, a "student ghetto" of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), was immersed in the social and political turmoil rocking many of the country's campuses. During that period several local issues, in conjunction with the wider opposition to U.S. involvement in Vietnam, led to numerous protests and violent confrontations with the police. On February 25, students and local residents engaged local police in a series of skirmishes, culminating in the burning down of the Bank of America building. Two other major confrontations (one in mid-April that resulted in the accidental killing of a student by the police, and one in June) accentuated a six-month period that was filled with conflict. In the end, twenty-five campus activists were indicted for setting fire to the bank and/or for other activities associated with the student demonstrations. Based on a series... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 92 Number 3, 1991, p. 505-507
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 382, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 5:34:51 AM

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