Freedom's orator : Mario Savio and the radical legacy of the 1960s / Robert Cohen.

"Here is the first biography of Mario Savio, the brilliant leader of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement, the largest and most disruptive student rebellion in American history. Savio risked his life to register black voters in Mississippi in the Freedom Summer of 1964 and did more than anyone...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cohen, Robert, 1955 May 21- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The education of an American radical. Child of war ; The making of a civil rights activist ; Freedom summer
  • Avatar of student protest : leading the free speech movement. From polite protest to the first sit-in ; The police car blockade ; Consolidating the movement and negotiating for free speech ; "We almost lost" : the FSM in crisis ; Speaking out and sitting in ; "Free speech at last"
  • After the revolution : a voice lost and found. Descending from leadership ; Battling back ; Dying in the saddle
  • In his own words : a selection of Mario Savio's speeches and writing. Valedictory ; Bodies upon the gears ; An end to history ; Questioning the Vietnam War ; Beyond the Cold War ; Resisting Reaganism and war in Central America ; The second generation ; Building a compassionate community ; Their values and ours ; A moment to move against class-ridden barbarism ; California at the crossroads : social strife or social unity? ; In defense of affirmative action : the case against Proposition 209.