Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 7:30pm
Freebird Bookstore, 123 Columbia Street, Brooklyn (at Kane St. in Carroll Gardens or Red Hook)
F, G to Bergen St. (south exit to Warren) then take Kane St. footbridge over hwy;
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BOOK LAUNCH & RADICAL HISTORY DISCUSSION: Prisoner Support in the 1970s
Join the editor & contributors to the new book The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism (just published by Rutgers University Press) at Freebird Bookstore for a conversation focusing on the importance of prisoner support in the left-wing social movements of the 1970s.
Panel will feature editor Dan Berger and contributors Vikki Law, Andy Cornell and Matt Meyer. This is the Brooklyn book launch for The Hidden 1970s and will have a prison-related focus. The book will be available for sale from the authors at this event.
Bring a paperback dictionary and/or small contribution towards postage costs for Books Through Bars, who send books free to people in prison across the country. A tour of the BTB work space will follow the talk.
When: Wednesday October 13 @ 7:30PM
Where: Freebird Bookstore, 123 Columbia Street, Carroll Gardens/Red Hook Brooklyn. Map: maps.google.com/maps?f=... 
F to Bergen St., walk down Warren, left on Court, right on Kane, to Columbia St.
Or take 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall, down Court to Kane, Kane to Columbia.
Or take B61 bus right to Freebird.
More about the book:
The 1970s were a complex, multilayered, and critical part of a long era of profound societal change and an essential component of the decade before—several of the most iconic events of `the sixtiies` occurred in the ten years that followed. The Hidden 1970s explores the distinctiveness of those years, a time when radicals tried to change the world as the world changed around them.
This powerful collection is a compelling assessment of left-wing social movements in a period many have described as dominated by conservatism or confusion. Scholars examine critical and largely buried legacies of the 1970s. The decade of Nixon`s fall and Reagan`s rise also saw widespread indigenous militancy, prisoner uprisings, transnational campaigns for self-determination, pacifism, and queer theories of play as political action. Contributors focus on diverse topics, including the internationalization of Black Power and Native sovereignty, organizing for Puerto Rican independence among Latinos and whites, and womenâ€™s self-defense. Essays and ideas trace the roots of struggles from the 1960s through the 1970s, providing fascinating insight into the myriad ways that radical social movements shaped American political culture in the 1970s and the many ways they continue to do so today.
About the Editor:
Dan Berger is the author of Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity and the coeditor of Letters from Young Activists.
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