Students for a Democratic Society

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Students for a Democratic Society

A Graphic History

By Harvey Pekar; Paul Buhle (Editor); Gary Dumm (Illustrator)

Hill & Wang, Paperback, 9780809089390, 214pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2009


By the late 1960s, America felt like it was teetering on the edge of a vast transformation. Helping push it over that edge was a brigade of young radicals, the Students for a Democratic Society, who were fighting the establishment for peace abroad and equality at home. In "Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History," the famed graphic novelist Harvey Pekar, the gifted artist Gary Dumm, the renowned historian Paul Buhle, and a marvelous cast of they-were-there contributors illustrate their struggle, bringing to life the tumultuous decade that first defined and then was defined by the men and women who gathered under the SDS banner.
"Students for a Democratic Society "captures the idealism and activism that drove a generation of young Americans to believe that even one person's actions can help transform the world.

About the Author
Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) was a comic book writer and author of the autobiographical American Splendor series, which was adapted into an Academy Award nominated film. Pekar was also a prolific jazz and book critic.

Paul Buhle teaches American Civilization at Brown University. His many previous books include "Taking Care of Business: Samuel Gompers, George Meany, Lane Kirkland", and "The Tragedy of American Labor".

Gary Dumm, a comic artist and long-time collaborator with the late Harvey Pekar, drew large portions of" Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History", and has contributed widely to other comic art anthologies.

Praise For Students for a Democratic Society

“Powerfully dramatizes the broad panorama of mayhem and confrontation in the ’60s.” —The Buffalo News “Engrossing and unexpectedly effective.” —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) “Could easily inspire the next generation of activists.” —Penthouse