Chapter 7 and discussion

Chapter 7 and discussion - Chapter 7 Question: How can we...

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Chapter 7 Question: How can we understand the original of 1960s “New Left” student social movement? How was this movement related to the cold war culture May describes as the civil rights movement Gerstel details. Argument: The New Left student movement in the early to mid 1960s saw itself as a movement dedicated to the idea of expanding what were been calling the “civic nation”. In particular, it contained white college students who saw themselves as a repressed minority who were denied access to the freedom on college campuses. Additionally, it was a reaction against cold war conformity, and took inspiration from movements for black freedom in the 50s. Gained its widest strength as a national movement in the late 60s protesting the Vietnam war. Evidence: 1. The New Left student movement a. As a cold war critique i. Loss of old left to anticommunism ii. Free speech movements against domestic anticommunism iii. Ironically, enabled by white middle class affluence and wider access
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