Chicago '68

David Farber (Author)


Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago--an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. By drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells and retells the story of the protests in three different voices, from the perspectives of the major protagonists--the Yippies, the National Mobilization to End the War, and Mayor Richard J. Daley and his police. He brilliantly recreates all the excitement and drama, the violently charged action and language of this period of crisis, giving life to the whole set of cultural experiences we call the sixties.

Chicago '68 was a watershed summer. Chicago '68 is a watershed book. Farber succeeds in presenting a sensitive, fairminded composite portrait that is at once a model of fine narrative history and an example of how one can walk the intellectual tightrope between 'reporting one's findings' and offering judgements about them.--Peter I. Rose, Contemporary Sociology

Product Details

University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
April 25, 1988
6.3 X 1.26 X 9.29 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author

David Farber is the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Kansas. Farber previously taught at Temple University, the University of New Mexico, Barnard College, and the University of Hawaii. He is the author of a number books about America in the twentieth century, including The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s, The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism: A Short History, Sloan Rules: Alfred P. Sloan and the Triumph of General Motors, and Chicago '68, the last two published by the University of Chicago Press.