Taking Back the Academy! History of Activism, History as Activism


Taking Back the Academy!is not only an historical look at activism on campus since the 1960s, but also an exploration of the ways in which the historian's craft leads to social change. Written against the current political wave that views liberal academics as treasonous and unpatriotic, these authors defend political dissent and powerfully document the importance of activism and public debate on college campuses. From the controversies surrounding the current war to continuing problems of identity politics on campus, Taking Back the Academy! covers a number of issues raging on today's university campuses.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jim Downs
  • Eileen Eagan
  • Vania Markarian
  • Martin Klimke
  • Anita Seth
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004


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