ERIC Number: ED418627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Student Politics in America: A Historical Analysis.
Altbach, Philip G.
This book provides an historical overview of American student activism from 1900 to the present with emphasis on the period from 1900 to 1960. An introduction to this edition reviews student activism since 1970 concluding that, despite brief sparks of activism such as the anti-apartheid struggle, there are currently no national or regional organizations with the ability to project a political voice for students nationally. Chapters in the book focus on the following topics: (1) the stirring of student activism from 1900 to 1930; (2) development of the leftist movement during the thirties; (3) the postwar years, marked by liberal currents amid apathy; (4) sporadic radical and other movements during the fifties; and (5) the revival of student activism during the late fifties; and (6) the new left in the context of American student activism. An appendix lists American student organizations concerned with social and political action, with dates. (Individual chapters contain references.) (BF)
Descriptors: Activism, College Environment, College Students, Educational History, Higher Education, Organizations (Groups), Political Attitudes, Political Influences, Racial Integration, Social Change, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Organizations
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Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
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Note: Originally published in 1974, this edition has a new preface and introduction by the author.