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The Resource Mayday 1971 : a White House at war, a revolt in the streets, and the untold history of America's biggest mass arrest, Lawrence Roberts

Mayday 1971 : a White House at war, a revolt in the streets, and the untold history of America's biggest mass arrest, Lawrence Roberts

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Mayday 1971 : a White House at war, a revolt in the streets, and the untold history of America's biggest mass arrest
Title
Mayday 1971
Title remainder
a White House at war, a revolt in the streets, and the untold history of America's biggest mass arrest
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Lawrence Roberts
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White House at war, a revolt in the streets, and the untold history of America's biggest mass arrest
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A cinematic history of the largest act of civil disobedience in US history, in Richard Nixon's Washington"--
  • 1971. Fiery radicals, flower children, and militant vets gathered for the most audacious act in a years-long movement to end America's war in Vietnam: a blockade of the nation's capital. The White House, headed by an increasingly paranoid Richard Nixon, was determined to stop it. Roberts, drawing on interviews, archives, and newfound White House transcripts, recreates these largely forgotten events. It began with a bombing inside the U.S. Capitol-- a still-unsolved case. To prevent the Mayday Tribe's guerrilla-style traffic blockade, the government mustered the military. Riot squads swept through the city, arresting more than 12,000 people. An inspiring story of how our democracy faced grave danger, and survived. -- adapted from jacket
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Roberts, Lawrence
Dewey number
959.704/31
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Demonstrations
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Civil disobedience
  • Militarism
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
  • Civil disobedience
  • Demonstrations
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Militarism
  • Politics and government
  • Protest movements
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Demonstrations
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
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Mayday 1971 : a White House at war, a revolt in the streets, and the untold history of America's biggest mass arrest, Lawrence Roberts
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-397) and index
Contents
Prologue: Nixon's insurrection city -- March 1971 -- This is real -- We need time -- The hot buttons -- A mighty waters -- The pivot point -- This is 36 -- April 1971 -- The courage part -- Move on over -- Fringe group -- The last man -- The Saturday march -- What's the harm? -- Public defenders -- Barricades -- May 1971 -- War council -- Revoked -- Mayday -- The interest of justice -- A heavy cloud -- The holdouts -- Aftermath -- Epilogue
Control code
on1105148378
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328766724
Lccn
2019033950
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1105148378
Label
Mayday 1971 : a White House at war, a revolt in the streets, and the untold history of America's biggest mass arrest, Lawrence Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-397) and index
Contents
Prologue: Nixon's insurrection city -- March 1971 -- This is real -- We need time -- The hot buttons -- A mighty waters -- The pivot point -- This is 36 -- April 1971 -- The courage part -- Move on over -- Fringe group -- The last man -- The Saturday march -- What's the harm? -- Public defenders -- Barricades -- May 1971 -- War council -- Revoked -- Mayday -- The interest of justice -- A heavy cloud -- The holdouts -- Aftermath -- Epilogue
Control code
on1105148378
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781328766724
Lccn
2019033950
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1105148378

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