Students for a Democratic Society (Paperback)
A Graphic History
Hill and Wang, 9780809089390, 224pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2009
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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
Paul Buhle is a senior lecturer in history at Brown University and the editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Left, among other books. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Gary Dumm collaborated with Harvey Pekar for Pekar's graphic autobiography, American Splendor.
Praise For Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History…
“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