The New Left

Breines, Wini. Community and Organization in the New Left, 1962-1968: The Great Refusal. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1982.

Cohen, Mitchell and Dennis Hale. The New Student Left: An Anthology. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969.

Diggins, John Patrick. The Rise and Fall of the American Left. New York: WW Norton and Company, 1973.

Gosse, Van. “Our Left.” Radical History Review 58 (1994): 206-212.

Isserman, Maurice. If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Mattson, Kevin. Intellectuals in Action: The Origins of the New Left and Radical Liberalism, 1945-1970. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.

Rossinow, Doug. The Politics of Authenticity: Liberalism, Christianity, and the New Left in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

Rubenstein, Richard E. Left Turn: Origins of the Next American Revolution. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 1973.

Young, Cynthia A. Soul Power: Culture, Radicalism, and the Making of a US Third World Left. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006.


US Student Movements and Berkeley Activism

Carson, Clayborne. In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995.

Cohen, Robert. Freedom’s Orator: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

DeBenedetti, Charles. An American Ordeal: The Antiwar Movement of the Vietnam Era. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1990.

Eynon, Bret. “Community in Motion: The Free Speech Movement, Civil Rights, and the Roots of the New Left.” Oral History Review 17, no. 1 (1989): 39-69.

Feuer, Lewis S. The Conflict of Generations: The Character and Significance of Student Movements. New York: Basic Books, 1969.

Goines, David Lance. The Free Speech Movement. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1993.

Kazin, Michael. “The Port Huron Statement at Fifty.” Dissent 59 (2012): 83-89.

Lipset, Seymour Martin. Rebellion in the University. New Brunswick, NJ: Little, Brown & Company Press, 1971.

Marshall, James P. Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi: Protest Politics and the Struggle for Racial Justice, 1960-1965. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University, 2013.

Rorabaugh, WJ. Berkeley at War: The 1960s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Rosenfeld, Seth. Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radical, and Reagan’s Rise to Power. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.


Social Movement Studies

Armstrong, Elizabeth A. and Mary Bernstein. “Culture, Power, and Institutions: A Multi-Institutional Politics Approach to Social Movements.” Sociological Theory 26, no. 1 (2008): 74-99.

Jasper, James M. The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Melucci, Alberto. Challenging Codes: Collective Action in the Information Age. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Tarrow, Sidney. Power in Movement: Social Movements and Contentious Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

McAdam, Doug, Sidney Tarrow and Charles Tilly. Dynamics of Contention. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Hall, Simon. American Patriotism, American Protest: Social Movements Since the Sixties. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.

Rhetoric and Social Movements

Cloud, Dana L. We are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2011.

Cox, Robert and Christina Foust. “Social Movement Rhetoric.” In Andrea Lunsford, Kirt H. Wilson, and Rosa A. Eberly, Eds. The Sage Handbook of Rhetorical Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008.

Enck-Wanzer, Darrel. “Trashing the System: Social Movement, Intersectional Rhetoric, and Collective Agency in the Young Lords Organization’s Garbage Offensive.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 92, no. 2 (2006): 174-201.

Morris, Charles E. and Stephen H. Browne, eds. Readings on the Rhetoric of Social Protest. State College, PA: Strata Publishing Co., 2001.

Snow, David A. “Framing Processes, Ideology, and Discursive Fields,” in The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements. Eds. David A. Snow, S.A. Soule, & H. Kriesi. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004, 380–412.

Wilson, Kirt H. “Interpreting the Discursive Field of the Montgomery Bus Boycott: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Hold Street Address.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 8, no. 2 (2005): 299-326.


Audio-Visual Materials

Berkeley in the Sixties. Directed by Mark Kitchell. 1990. New York: First Run Features, 2002. DVD.

Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: Academic Freedom and Berkeley. Directed by Al De Caprio. 1967. New York: WOR-TV, 2008. DVD.

The War at Home. Directed by Barry Alexander Brown and Glenn Silber. 1979. New York: First Run Features, 2003. DVD.


On-Line Resources

“The Free Speech Movement.” University of California, Berkeley Libraries,

“In His Own Voice: Speeches and Interviews.” Mario Savio Memorial Lecture Fund,

“The Free Speech Movement.” Calisphere University of California,

“Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.” Zinn Education Project,