May 7 - May 7, 2008 HISA 117B Opening closed systems: the...

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May 7, 2008 HISA 117B Opening closed systems: the new left, 1950-75 What is the “new left”? - new: distinguishes from previous generation (in their 20s ) 1. old left = socialists, anarchists, communists 2. many new left activists are “red diaper babies” - left: dedicated to liberalism progressively achieved - Narrow definition 1. a movement of young people seeking revolutionary change during 60s 2. one of many 60s radical movements - Broad definition 1. all social justice movements from 1950-75 2. fights for the dignity of the individual 3. fight for full rights of all Americans. - Produce a radically new vision of democracy American radical movements - pre civil war 1. revolution 2. abolitionism 3. woman suffrage - post civil war 1. populism 2. labor unions 3. old left: anarchists, socialists, communists. - after WWII: the movement The movement - a series of interconnected movements - share members, tactics, ideologies, ideas, goals - common goal: the fight for social justice 1. homophile
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2008 for the course HISA 117 taught by Professor Master during the Spring '08 term at UC Riverside.

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May 7 - May 7, 2008 HISA 117B Opening closed systems: the...

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