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The Resource Battleground Chicago : the police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Frank Kusch

Battleground Chicago : the police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Frank Kusch

Label
Battleground Chicago : the police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention
Title
Battleground Chicago
Title remainder
the police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention
Statement of responsibility
Frank Kusch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Did the police lose control of themselves in dealing with demonstrators during the 1968 Democratic National Convention? Or were they simply men who saw themselves as protecting their city from the forces of revolution? Kusch contends that Chicago's police were more than unthinking "thugs," that they had, in effect, become a counterculture, even more so than the people they ended up attacking. From Polish and Irish working class backgrounds, these men felt they represented a time gone by, a different way of life. The world they found themselves in during August of 1968 was an almost alien environment. Analyzing interviews of men who were on the streets and examining in-depth their actions and the reasons behind them, Kusch challenges traditional thinking on this pivotal event." "As television cameras rolled, and flash bulbs popped, young middle-class college kids were attacked by Chicago's finest. For four days, police chased, bludgeoned, and kicked, not only the protesters, but innocent onlookers and dozens of media representatives. Going beyond stereotypes and addressing what went on behind the cameras, Kusch challenges the assumptions that the police rioted and that the violence was limited to a handful of individuals. These officers are revealed as real men, with families, lives, and fears. It was these fears - as much as their hatred of the antiwar movement and the people in it - that led to the violent showdown. This work tackles a turbulent period when presentation was key for all the major players: the protesters, the media, and the police themselves."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kusch, Frank
Dewey number
977.3/11043
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8148.C42
LC item number
K87 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democratic National Convention
  • Democratic National Convention
  • Chicago <Ill.> / Democratic Convention <1968>
  • Police
  • Riots
  • Police
  • Riots
  • Illinois
  • Polizei
  • Unruhen
Label
Battleground Chicago : the police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Frank Kusch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"An American city": the roots of a creed -- "Freaks, cowards, and bastards": the war at home -- "What's American coming to?": January-June 1968 -- "On to Chicago": countdown to August -- "A perfect mess": convention week -- "Terrorists from out of town": fallout in the second city -- "Half the power of God": Chicago in '68 revisited
Control code
ocm55600826
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780275981389
Lccn
2004052155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55600826
  • (OCoLC)55600826
Label
Battleground Chicago : the police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Frank Kusch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"An American city": the roots of a creed -- "Freaks, cowards, and bastards": the war at home -- "What's American coming to?": January-June 1968 -- "On to Chicago": countdown to August -- "A perfect mess": convention week -- "Terrorists from out of town": fallout in the second city -- "Half the power of God": Chicago in '68 revisited
Control code
ocm55600826
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780275981389
Lccn
2004052155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55600826
  • (OCoLC)55600826

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