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The Resource Cornell '69 : Liberalism and the Crisis of the American University, Donald Alexander Downs

Cornell '69 : Liberalism and the Crisis of the American University, Donald Alexander Downs

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Cornell '69 : Liberalism and the Crisis of the American University
Title
Cornell '69
Title remainder
Liberalism and the Crisis of the American University
Statement of responsibility
Donald Alexander Downs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In April 1969, one of America's premier universities was celebrating parents' weekend-and the student union was an armed camp, occupied by over eighty defiant members of the campus's Afro-American Society. Marching out Sunday night, the protesters brandished rifles, their maxim: "If we die, you are going to die." Cornell '69 is an electrifying account of that weekend which probes the origins of the drama and describes how it was played out not only at Cornell but on campuses across the nation during the heyday of American liberalism. Donald Alexander Downs tells the story of how Cornell University became the battleground for the clashing forces of racial justice, intellectual freedom, and the rule of law. Eyewitness accounts and retrospective interviews depict the explosive events of the day and bring the key participants into sharp focus: the Afro-American Society, outraged at a cross-burning incident on campus and demanding amnesty for its members implicated in other protests; University President James A. Perkins, long committed to addressing the legacies of racism, seeing his policies backfire and his career collapse; the faculty, indignant at the university's surrender, rejecting the administration's concessions, then reversing itself as the crisis wore on. The weekend's traumatic turn of events is shown by Downs to be a harbinger of the debates raging today over the meaning of the university in American society. He explores the fundamental questions it posed, questions Americans on and off campus are still struggling to answer: What is the relationship between racial justice and intellectual freedom? What are the limits in teaching identity politics? And what is the proper meaning of the university in a democratic polity?
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Downs, Donald Alexander
Dewey number
378.747 71
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
LD1370
LC item number
.D68 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black power
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Student movements
  • Black power
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Student movements
  • United States
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Educational Institutions
Label
Cornell '69 : Liberalism and the Crisis of the American University, Donald Alexander Downs
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. The Rise of Racial Politics
  • 4. Racial Justice versus Academic Freedom
  • 5. Separation or Integration?
  • 6. Progress or Impasse?
  • 7. Liberal Justice or Racism?
  • THE STRAIGHT CRISIS
  • 8. Day 1: The Takeover and the Arming of the Campus
  • 9. Day 2: The Deal
  • 10. Day 3: A "Revolutionary Situation"
  • 11. Day 4: Student Power
  • Frontmatter
  • 12. Day 5: A New Order
  • THE AFTERMATH
  • 13. Reform, Reaction, Resignation
  • 14. Cornell and the Failure of Liberalism
  • Chronology
  • Participants
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface to the 2012 Paperback Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Cornell University Map
  • 1. Overview of the Crisis
  • THE ROAD TO THE STRAIGHT
  • 2. Student Militancy
Control code
984684055
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801466120
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801466151
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)984684055
Label
Cornell '69 : Liberalism and the Crisis of the American University, Donald Alexander Downs
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. The Rise of Racial Politics
  • 4. Racial Justice versus Academic Freedom
  • 5. Separation or Integration?
  • 6. Progress or Impasse?
  • 7. Liberal Justice or Racism?
  • THE STRAIGHT CRISIS
  • 8. Day 1: The Takeover and the Arming of the Campus
  • 9. Day 2: The Deal
  • 10. Day 3: A "Revolutionary Situation"
  • 11. Day 4: Student Power
  • Frontmatter
  • 12. Day 5: A New Order
  • THE AFTERMATH
  • 13. Reform, Reaction, Resignation
  • 14. Cornell and the Failure of Liberalism
  • Chronology
  • Participants
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface to the 2012 Paperback Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Cornell University Map
  • 1. Overview of the Crisis
  • THE ROAD TO THE STRAIGHT
  • 2. Student Militancy
Control code
984684055
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801466120
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801466151
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)984684055

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