History and the New Left

9780877228363: Paperback
Release Date: 27th February 1991

Series Critical Perspectives On The P

Temple University Press

History and the New Left

Madison, Wisconsin, 1950-1970

Paperback / £25.99

Essays trace the rise of an intellectual New Left from 1950 to 1970

Paul Buhle is Director of the Oral History of the American Left Project at the Tamiment Library of New York University and teachers U.S. History at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is co-editor with Paul Buhle of The New Left Revisited (Temple).

"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