Dissent in the Heartland: The Sixties at Indiana University

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Indiana University Press, 2002 - History - 214 pages
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"More than other local histories of campus activism during this period, Dissent in the Heartland introduces national themes and events, and successfully places Indiana University into that context. The research in primary sources, including FBI files, along with numerous interviews, is superior, and the writing is lucid and at times provocative."
—Terry H. Anderson, author of The Sixties

This grassroots view of student activism in the 1960s chronicles the years of protest at one Midwestern university. Located in a region of farmland, conservative politics, and traditional family values, Indiana University was home to antiwar protestors, civil rights activists, members of the counterculture, and feminists who helped change the heart of Middle America. Its students made their voices heard on issues from such local matters as dorm curfews and self-governance to national issues of racism, sexism, and the Vietnam War. Their recognition that the personal was the political would change them forever. The protest movement they helped shape would reach into the heartland in ways that would redefine higher education, politics, and cultural values.

Based on research in primary sources, interviews, and FBI files, Dissent in the Heartland reveals the Midwestern pulse of the Sixties, beating firmly, far from the elite schools and urban centers of the East and West.

  

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The history of Indiana University at 1960s, the student activism, racial movement, women movement. Read full review

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Good overview of what the 1960s meant at Indiana University; somewhat besotted with its subject, it nonetheless conveys a sense of time and place. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
196065
9
196567
22
The Antiwar Movement
49
A Precarious Peace
89
Bloomington and the Counterculture in Southem Indiana
153
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About the author (2002)

Mary Ann Wynkoop is Associate Director, American Studies, and Assistant Professor, Department of History, at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.

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