Essays trace the rise of an intellectual New Left from 1950 to 1970
"Buhle has assembled a rich collection of people to reflect on how that community's traditions and meeting grounds in the 1950s and 1960s interacted to shape their own creative contribution."
—David Thelen, Journal of American History
"Madison, Wisconsin, in the 1950s and 1960s was a rich soup of Wisconsin progressives, New York folksingers, socialists, and communists from all parts, actors, hyper-energetic graduate students, future film folk, culture critics—and above all, historians. The modern school of history-from-the-bottom-up came out of Madison. The place was probably the single most creative center of the American New Left. It was the place to be—as you'll see when you read the autobiographical reminiscences in this imaginative volume."
—Paul Berman, New York Institute for the Humanities