Creating a Movement with Teeth: A Documentary History of the George Jackson Brigade

Ward Churchill (Preface by) Daniel Burton-Rose (Editor)

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PM Press
Publish Date
October 01, 2010
6.0 X 0.8 X 8.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Daniel Burton-Rose is the author of Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anti-capitalist Underground of the 1970s and a coeditor of The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the U.S. Prison Industry and Confronting Capitalism: Dispatches from a Global Movement. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Ward Churchill is a writer, a lecturer, and a political activist. He is a former professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder and a former member of the leadership council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. He is the author of numerous essays and books, including On the Justice of Roosting Chickens. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


"Daniel Burton-Rose's documentary history of the George Jackson Brigade offers the reader a rare first-hand account of a militant movement's attempt to communicate and refine the intent of its actions. The volume focuses on the 1970s, when revolution seemed imminent to those engaged in 'the struggle.' It contains a marvelous array of surveillance reports, feature articles in mainstream newspapers, on-the-spot communiqués directed both to the Brigade's constituency on the Left and to the impacted public, and many print volleys between the groups on the subject of violence. Suddenly this hidden history comes alive, nuanced, open to interpretation with the actual documents in hand. Burton-Rose's helpful annotations and his thoughtful retrospective interview with several of the members of the group underscores his deep understanding of the period, the people, and the issues that remain compelling as revealed by the mix of remorse, self-criticism, as well as consistent conviction. The Brigade's use of international and historical revolutionaries as points of reference, also makes this book an valuable resource for a wide range of issue relevant to studies of the past, present, and sadly, the future." --Candace Falk, Ph.D., Editor/Director, The Emma Goldman Papers
"This companion volume is a comprehensive compilation of the original documents in the form of statements, communiques, and other materials published by and about the George Jackson Brigade. is collection, as the editor explains, is intended as a companion volume to his account of the group." --Joshua Sinai,