[This text was originally published in AREA Chicago #7 in December 2008]


  • 1968: Marching In The Streets, by Tariq Ali and Susan Watkins (The Free Press, 1998)
  • 1968: The World Transformed (Publications of the German Historical Institute), edited by Carole Fink, Philipp Gassert, Detlef Junker, Daniel S. Mattern (Cambridge U Press, 1988)
  • The 60s Without Apology, edited by Fredric Jameson and Anders Stephanson (U of Minnesota Press and Social Text, 1984)
  • “’68 or Something,” by Lauren Berlant. Critical Inquiry (Autumn, 1994), pp. 124-155.
  • The Asian American Movement: A Social History, by William Wei (Temple University Press, 1993)
  • Beyond the Barricades: The Sixties Generation Grows Up, by Richard Flacks, Jack Whalen (Temple University Press, 1989)
  • The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s, by James Smethurst (UNC Press, 2005)
  • Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles, by Laura Polido (University of California Press, 2001)
  • Black Self-Determination, by Rev. Arthur Brazier (William B. Eerdmans, 1969)
  • Black Theology and Black Power, by James Cone (Orbis, 1969)
  • Bringing the War Home: The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies, by Jeremy Varon (University of California Press, 2004)
  • Chicano!: The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, by Francisco A. Rosales  (Arte Publico Press, 1997)
  • Children of the Movement, edited by John Blake (Lawrence Hill Books, 2004)
  • Collectivism After Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination After 1945, edited by Blake Stimson, Gregory Sholette (U of Minnesota Press, 2007)
  • Dancin’ In The Streets: Anarchists, IWWs, Surrealists, Situationists & Prpvos in the 1960s, edited by Franklin Rosemont and Charles Radcliffe (Charles H Kerr, 2005)
  • Daring to be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975, by Alice Echols (U of Minnesota Press, 1989)
  • Detroit: I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution, by Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin (South End Press; Revised edition, 1999)
  • Division Street America, by Studs Terkel (Pantheon, 1967)
  • Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement, by Barbara Ransby (Chapel Hill, 2003)
  • Eros and Civilization, by Herbert Marcuse (Vintage, 1955)
  • The Forecast Is Hot!: Tracts & Other Collective Declarations of the Surrealist Movement in the United States, edited by Franklin Rosement, Penelope Rosemont, and Paul Garon (Black Swan, 1997)
  • Freedomways Reader: Prophets in Their Own Country, edited by Esther Cooper Jackson (Westview Press, 2000)
  • The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968, by George Katsiaficas (South End Press, 1999)
  • In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, by Clayborne Carson (Harvard, 1981)
  • It Seemed Like Nothing Happened: America in the 1970s, by Peter N. Carroll (Rutgers U Press, 1990)
  • Leaders from the 1960s: A Biographical Sourcebook of American Activism, editd by David DeLeon (Greenwood Press, 1994)
  • Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Panthers and Their Legacy, edited by Kathleen Cleaver and George Katsiaficas (Routledge, 2001)
  • Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin, by John D’Emilio (U of Chicago Press, 2003)
    May ‘68 and its Afterlives, Kristin Ross (U of Chicago Press, 2002)
  • Mercy, Mercy Me: African-American Culture and the American Sixties, by James Hall (Oxford University Press, 2001)
  • Militancy for and against Civil Rights and Integration in Chicago, Summer 1967, by Donald Bogue & Richard McKinlay (Community and Family Study Center, U of Chicago, 1967)
  • The Movement Toward a New America, edited by Mitchell Goodman (Pilgrim Press, 1970)
  • New Left Reader, edited by Carol Oglesby (Grove Press, Inc. 1969)
  • The New Left: A Documentary History, edited by Massimo Teodori (Bobbs-Merrill, 1969)
  • New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement, edited by Margo Natalie Crawford and Lisa Gail Collins (Rutgers U Press, 2006)
  • Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, by Rick Perlstein (Scribner, 2008)
    No More Lies: The Myth and the Reality of American History, by Dick Gregory (Harper and Row, 1971)
  • The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detriot, by Thomas J. Sugrue (Princeton University Press, 1998)
  • Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity, by Dan Berger (AK Press, 2006)
  • Pasts and Futures, or What Is History For?, by Jean Chesneaux (Thames and Hudson, 1978)
  • “The Politicalization of the Avant-Garde I-IV,” by Therese Schwartz, in Art in America, 1971-4.
    The Port Huron Statement
  • Power and the Idealists: Or, The Passion of Joschka Fischer, and its Aftermath, by Paul Berman (Softskull Press, 2005)
  • Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class, by Robin D.G. Kelley (Free Press, 1994)
  • Rebellion or Revolution, by Harold Cruse (Morrow, 1968)
  • Reveille for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky (Vintage, 1969 [orig. pub. 1946])
  • Revolution for the Hell of It, by Abbie Hoffman (Dial Press, 1968)
  • Revolution In The Air: Sixties Radicals Turn To Lenin, Mao and Che, by Max Elbaum (Verso, 2002)
  • “The Rise, Fall, and Legacy of the Wall of Respect Movement,” by Jeff Donaldson. International
  • Review of African American Art, vol. 15 no. 1 (1991), 22-26.
    Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in America’s Second
  • Wave, by Benita Roth (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
  • The Spook who sat by the door, by Sam Greenlee (Wayne State U Press, 1990 [orig. pub. 1969])
  • The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service, by Laura Kaplan (U of Chicago Press, 1997)
  • The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life, by George Katsiaficas (AK Press, 2006)
  • A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968, by Paul Berman (W. W. Norton & Company, 1996)
  • Uncovering the Sixties: The Life and Times of the Underground Press, by Abe Peck (Pantheon, 1985)

Selected Publications on the 40th Anniversary of 1968

  • Artforum (May 2008) “May ‘68”
  • Prospect (May 2008 – Online) “1968: Liberty Or Its Illusion?” (A Symposium in 4 parts)
  • Dissent (Spring 2008) “1968: Lessons Learned” (A Symposium)
  • L’Europeo (February 2008) “1968: A year of a thousand faces”
  • BBC radio 4 “1968: Myth or Reality?”
  • Charta (January 2008)

Selected International Anniversary Events:

  • Memories of 1968: International Perspectives (April 2008 – University of Leeds, UK)
  • 1968: A Global Perspective  (U of Texas-Austin – October 2008) Turning Point 1968, A Film Festival (Queens University Belfast UK – October 2008)
  • What’s Left of the Latin American Left? (U of Texas-Austin – April 2008)
  • 1968 In The Global South (St. John’s University, New York City – November 2008)
  • 1968 Documentary Series  (Indiana University – Fall 2008)
  • 68/89 – Theatre.Era.History  (Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia – Ongoing)
  • 1968 Year Long Series (Brecht Forum, New York City)
  • After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy (High Museum, Atlanta – June-October 2008)
  • All Power To The Imagination: 1968 and its Legacies (London UK -2008)
  • Left Forum featured track on 1968 (New York City – March 2008)
  • 1968 and All That / Be Realistic! Demand the Impossible! (London UK – May 2008)
  • Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures from 1960s to Now
    (Exit Art, New York City – Fall 2008)
  • 1968: Then and Now Exhibition (Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York City – Fall 2008)
  • See following page for Chicago 1968 Events in AREA’s 68/08 Project Overview.

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