The Port Huron Statement

The Port Huron Statement was the most important manifesto of the New Left student movement of the 1960s. The essays in this volume—including some from original Port Huron contributors—probe the origins, content, and contemporary influence of the document that heralded the emergence of a vibrant New Left in American culture and politics.

The Port Huron Statement
Sources and Legacies of the New Left's Founding Manifesto

Edited by Richard Flacks and Nelson Lichtenstein

2015 | 344 pages | Cloth $49.95
American History | Sociology | Political Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction
—Richard Flacks and Nelson Lichtenstein
Chapter 1. Crafting the Port Huron Statement: Measuring Its Impact in the 1960s and After
—Tom Hayden

PART I. INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 2. Two Cheers for Utopia
—Michael Kazin
Chapter 3. Port Huron and the Origins of the International New Left
—Lisa McGirr
Chapter 4. The Romance of Rebellion
—Grace Elizabeth Hale

PART II. LIBERALISM AND RADICALISM CONJOINED AND DIVIDED
Chapter 5. The New Left and Liberalism Reconsidered: The Committee of Correspondence and the Port Huron Statement
—Daniel Geary
Chapter 6. A Moment of Convergence
—Nelson Lichtenstein
Chapter 7. The New Left's Love-Hate Relationship with the University
—Robert Cohen

PART III. PUTTING PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY INTO PRACTICE
Chapter 8. The Democratic Process at Port Huron and After
—Robert J. S. Ross
Chapter 9. A Manifesto of Hope
—Barbara Haber
Chapter 10. Putting Participatory Democracy into Action
—Jennifer Frost
Chapter 11. Port Huron and the New Left Movements in Federal Germany
—Michael Vester

PART IV. LESSONS AND LEGACIES
Chapter 12. Did We Learn How to Make Participatory Collectives Work?
—Jane Mansbridge
Chapter 13. Participatory Democracy and the Fate of Occupy Wall Street
—James Miller
Chapter 14. Radical Democracy as a Real Utopia
—Erik Olin Wright
Chapter 15. Philosophical and Political Roots of the American New Left
—Richard Flacks

The Port Huron Statement

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments