The Harvard strike / Lawrence E. Eichel [and others].


Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [1970] .

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Other Authors Eichel, Lawrence E.
Subjects Cambridge (Mass.) -- Harvard University.
Harvard University -- Riot, April 9, 1969.
Studentenbewegung.
Description xvi, 381 pages : illustrations, portraits, map (on lining papers) ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1970]
©1970
Notes Includes index.
Summary It couldn't happen here, almost everyone said about the oldest and most renowned university in the country. Then, on April 9, 1969, a band of students led by the radical wing of SDS seized University Hall and disproved the conventional wisdom that put Harvard above such violence. Why it happened and what consequences the outbreak had for various parts of the university tell much about the high winds that were blowing through the world of education. The authors probe the confusion of inflamed and contradictory reports. They identify forces set in motion many months before the event, and follow the gradual hardening of attitudes on issues that divided students, faculty, and administration. The account of the seventeen-hour period during which students occupied University Hall produces striking vignettes--a senior adviser being carried out of the building over the shoulder of a student, the orderly procedures of the insurgents for providing food and supplies, the president of the university watching the police action through field glasses from his house, cops congratulating themselves on a job well done. In the wake of the bust, the story follows the forging of new policies by each faction under the pressures of passionate concern, tight deadlines, and the glare of publicity. Each group--from the SDS through the black students' organizations and the more conservative alliances to the faculty and governing boards--had its lineup of radicals and moderates, its shifting positions and changing sets of demands. It is the achievement of the authors to explain the convictions of every faction in its own terms and to show how they worked on each other to hammer out the agreements that were finally reached.--Adapted from book jacket.
Contents Fair Harvard -- Walter Mittys of the left -- Smash ROTC, no expansion! -- Che Guevara Hall -- Good help is hard to find -- On strike -- Faculty power -- Ten thousand men of Harvard -- Faculty response -- Return to normalcy -- The eighth demand -- Harvard strikes back -- Locusts and wild honey -- No shelter from the storm.
Genre Aufsatzsammlung.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)77806
(OCoLC)ocm00077806
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