Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History
Harvey Pekar Gary Dumm Paul M. Buhle Gene Booth Mariann Wizard Alice Embree Eric Gordon Fredy Perlman
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Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM By Harvey Pekar Gary Dumm Paul M. Buhle Gene Booth Mariann Wizard Alice Embree Eric Gordon Fredy Perlman

The history of SDS as you ve never seen it before In 1962, at a United Auto Workers camp in Michigan, Students for a Democratic Society held its historic convention and prepared the famous Port Huron Statement, drafted by Tom Hayden This statement, criticizing the U.S government s failure to pursue international peace or address domestic inequality, became the organizaThe history of SDS as you ve never seen it before In 1962, at a United Auto Workers camp in Michigan, Students for a Democratic Society held its historic convention and prepared the famous Port Huron Statement, drafted by Tom Hayden This statement, criticizing the U.S government s failure to pursue international peace or address domestic inequality, became the organization s manifesto Its last convention was held in 1969 in Chicago, where, collapsing under the weight of its notoriety and popularity, it shattered into myriad factions Through brilliant art and they were there dialogue, famed graphic novelist Harvey Pekar, gifted artist Gary Dumm, and renowned historian Paul Buhle as well as several former members of SDS narrate and illustrate the tumultuous decade that first defined and then was defined by the men and women who gathered under the SDS banner.Students for a Democratic Society A Graphic History captures the idealism and activism that drove a generation of young Americans to believe that even one person s actions can help transform the world.
  • Title: Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History
  • Author: Harvey Pekar Gary Dumm Paul M. Buhle Gene Booth Mariann Wizard Alice Embree Eric Gordon Fredy Perlman
  • ISBN: 9780809095391
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Hardcover

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Helen Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
This history of SDS in graphic novel format features excellent drawing mostly by Gary Dumm and writing (mostly) by Harvey Pekar. There's also an informative intro by Gary Buhle and Harvey Pekar, which explains how organizing around the Vietnam war was SDS's central issue. It turns out SDS "grew out of the LID (League for Industrial Democracy) which was founded in 195 by intellectuals including authors Upton Sinclair and Jack London. It was initially named the Intercollegiate Socialist Society." [...]
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Jodi Mae Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Finally, a comprehensive picture of college student politics through-out the US during this era of dissent. Instead of focusing on the more sensationalized view of SDS as violent, spoiled rich kid bomb makers; this book explores the many different factions and off-shoots of SDS through interviewing it's self-proclaimed members and describing what SDS was like for them at the particular college they attended. The stories portray many colleges and universities throughout the United States; and eac [...]
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Allan Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
I read this some time ago. Bought copy of my own at Printer's Row, but I lost it, and read a public library copy. I was a fan of Pekar before reading this.I enjoyed this trip down memory lane so to speak. Many of the present day follow-ups were specially good to read. The text takes the ideas of the youthful New Left seriously, because most history written nowadays says, "they're all very silly, silly idealists and consequently insignificant.".
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Robert Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
A great history of SDS from the idealism of the Port Huron statement to the tragedy of the Weathermen. The graphic novel form is a great way for young readers to learn about activism and the 60's.
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Tom Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
The approach of this book was promising. An overview of the national SDS starts the book, followed by vignettes of various chapters throughout the nation written (and sometimes drawn) by the participants. However, the narration for the overview was very unfocused, seemingly jumping forward and backwards without much logic. Also, the entire scene was swimming with acronyms, and after a while everything is lost in a sea of PLPs, SNCCs, LIDs and SDSs.In a certain way, the confused and turbulent nar [...]
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Paul Mirek Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
In between shifts at the Olive Garden in college, I managed to write a paper for my Cold War class on the representations of 1960s student movements in newspapers versus film from the era. I only wish I'd had this collection on my desk as a secondary source (although my literature review would likely have been even more cluttered then). Unlike those original sources, these strips have the added "advantage" of looking back over almost five decades, as well as substantial input from people who wer [...]
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Benjamin Britton Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
"Lessons in Participatory Democracy…•participate but don't try to do everything yourself. Spread the tasks so everyone can participate. •Be Democratic. Encourage everyone to speak. Listen to each other and cooperate. Seek consensus rather than dominance.•working together we can make a difference""SDS of the 1960s is remembered for it aggressive counterattack against the war machine invading the campus, turning academics back of knowledge into accessories to mass murder. And it is remembe [...]
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Orion Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
A look at SDS through the memories of many of its members and brought to life in a series of graphic short memoirs, this is a multifaceted view of a complex organization in a tumultuous time. SDS created a radically new organizational structure and became the focal point for thousands of young people seeking to transform the most powerful nation in the world. Internal struggle and external opposition led to the break-up of SDS just when it's support was reaching a phenomenal level. These stories [...]
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Isakree Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
I should probably start reading some regular books, and not just these graphic novels, but i do think this graphic novel is pretty educational. It's not like a history book or anything, it's just the story of the SDS, really left-wing student movement who were against the war and capitalism. I read this book because there was some controversy about President Obama being connected to the SDS, and I asked my stepfather if he could explain what the SDS was, but he just handed me this book. I liked [...]
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Nat Smith Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
hating on teh Weathermen/Weather Underground. Not that they are free of critique, but that they get a slight mention and are viewed only as disruptors, disingenuous and unaware of their politics of identity.Further, as a comic, too little information in some places adn too much in others. Inconsistent and storytelling that becomes boring and almost irrelevant, which is unfortuante because an analysis and understanding of SDS is very important.
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Carolyn Fitzpatrick Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
The story of the SDS is told (poorly) in a series of comics by various artists. The problems is that most comics are primarily a narration script at the top, limited dialogue, and some not really very interesting pictures. As a result, the history is lost. It would have been better as a straight textual book, or as a more vivid graphic history. Maybe I'm just spoiled by manga, but it shouldn't have been so easy to make an exciting era look so boring.
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Brent Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
It was interesting to be reading this as individuals from this generation remained a hot-button issue issue in 2008 presidential election contest. For Harvey Pekar completists, as well as the history-minded, this is thought-provoking comic art. Kudos to artist Gary Dumm. The latter two-thirds of the book are individual memoirs in comic art; I came back at a second swath and read those. It's a great amalgam.
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James Henry Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Although I'm not a big fan of Harvey Pekar's art I do like his story telling and this was very thoughtful in its presentation. There's a mix of straight up history and personal narratives that compliment one another. I learned a great deal about the SDS and had a hard time putting it down. Well done!
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Thomas Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
I loved Wobblies and Paul and Harvey did a great job on this tomeI will be speaking in Philly on April 27 (at Robin's Bookstore) to promote this very cool book. Of course I'm not biased at all - irrespective of the fact that Next Left Notes got a plug from Harvey in the section on new SDS. Now I can argue with my pal Dan Gross (mentioned in Wobblies) over who looks better as a cartoon.
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Anina Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Interesting story, but with lulls. Also this has the teeny-tiny hand written text that drives my grandma eyes nuts and that always makes me remove one star.
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pan ellington Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
the first section was an adequate, if saccharine, overview of sds history. i loved, though, the section section, which comprises the majority of the book. a series of vignettes by members themselves, it gives insight into not only individual chapters, but into the participants, themselves. varying styles of drawing, also a plus.
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Benjamin Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
When people start chattering about SDS I usually have to suppress an eye-roll. It is important to remember though that the hippies were the good guys. About a month before I was born, the National Guard opened fire unprovoked on peaceful demonstrators at Kent State, killing four and injuring nine. A few years later, I was for a short time a child living on an army base. In the home I grew up in, the line on SDS was that it was set up by the government from the beginning as a surveillance thing t [...]
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Evan Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
At the time the events--the student political protests of the 1960s--chronicled in this comic/graphic tome were taking place I was blissfully unaware of any of it and probably had my own head in a comic book of some sort, likely ogling Veronica in a bikini in Archie or marveling (pun intended) at a face-off between Silver Surfer and Dr. Doom. I was probably chewing Bazooka Bubble Gum and reading the bad puns on the wrapper.So I've come full circle with this interesting, entertaining and informat [...]
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Kristen Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
I thought this would be like Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World, which is a graphic novel so smart and fun and bad-ass it made you feel NOT ashamed to be reading a graphic novel (which is how I do feel because lets be honest here, why are adult reading fucking comic books? Of course I have all types of constant shame anyways so for me that's not an issue, but I can see how it would be for someone who still has self-respect or whatever.) Whereas you could defend t [...]
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Skut L Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
I am a huge fan of Mr. Pekar(RIP) in general, and as such had high expectations for this work. I think it would've been better had the ethnographies been fleshed out more, while the statements from Rubenstein at the end illustrate aptly some of the issues faced and caused by the resurgence of SDS. My main complaint is that it was unfocused and even sloppy at times. On the other hand, having come up in a radical subculture myself, I can also see how this relates to the way in which movements, fac [...]
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Lauren Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Strong premise but poor execution - the first third of the book read like the scattered meeting minutes of the SDS in the early years. The style abruptly changed to individual oral histories. I actually enjoyed the personal stories much more, but they still felt disjointed, and at times it was unclear when and where events were taking place.And only a cursory mention of the Weathermen? That seems off. Sure, I get that they were fringe splinter group, but a dismissive mention of them in the begin [...]
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Joe Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
If you make it to page 9 (and it's a struggle to get that far) you'll find this bubble of wooden dialog spoken by a young man: "United Frontism is a slanderous charge. We're not supporting these groups but merely stating our position procedurally." Same page, in the panel below, is this bubble spoken by a young woman: "I went over the SDS's Port Huron Statement in detail and now find myself enthusiastic to the point of effervescing."If you find this to be realistic (and effervescent) dialog, you [...]
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James Carmichael Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
Enjoyable, anecdotal, personal stories of SDSers from the early and late 1960s. Very nice if you already know a little bit about the period and the student movement; maybe not very illuminating if you don't really, as it doesn't provide MUCH context about the larger events to which these students' stories connected. But clearly a personal expression of personal stories, and the aesthetic (several artists, everyone telling their own stories, no one story being more important than the others) nice [...]
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Stephen Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
The book that put the final knife in the back of the idea that the '60s were cool for me. Good Christ, it's like reading a script for 'The Phantom Menace', with it's rules for senatorial debate and whatnot. It's not exactly journalism, because it's not objective. It's repetitive as hell because some editor out there was asleep at the wheel. And when you consider that all of those thousands of manhours were for nothingally amounting to nothing in the end's just a bunch of sad wasted energy. Artis [...]
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Loren Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
I really wanted to like this graphic novel. I was curious to learn more about SDS, but this book was not the way to do it. There wasn't much of a story in the first part, it just felt like the authors were throwing facts at me (and in no particular order). The shorter, more personal narratives were a little better, but still not satisfying. If you want to learn more about SDS I would suggest reading something else.
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Haley Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
The use of the graphic novel style was very confusing at times. I had to read this book for a class and getting through this was definitely rough. I felt that SDS and other groups were not fully explained and unless you had background knowledge on the topic you would be a little lost. I feel that the idea of the book itself is great and that we should talk about SDS and it's come back but I think there could have been a better way to portray the history and stories of SDS from the 1960s
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Amy Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
I was utterly disappointed! I find this topic so interesting so I was excited to see Harvey Pekar tackling it. I was looking for a chronological history instead I got a bunch of personal anecdotes (some good stories and a lot of boring ones) that didn't connect coherently and didn't follow a linear timeline. It seemed like this book lacked an overall editor for the whole book.
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Brian Apr 10, 2020 - 17:34 PM
This book is basically a history of the SDS via several personal accounts of those who were there. The basic story is interesting initially, but each new account starts to feel like a rehash of the prior ones Another gripe is that the more serious moments seem muddled by unintentionally light artwork. Overall, it has it's upside, but it isn't on par with Harvey Pekar's more personal works.
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Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History By Harvey Pekar Gary Dumm Paul M. Buhle Gene Booth Mariann Wizard Alice Embree Eric Gordon Fredy Perlman The history of SDS as you ve never seen it before In 1962, at a United Auto Workers camp in Michigan, Students for a Democratic Society held its historic convention and prepared the famous Port Huron Statement, drafted by Tom Hayden This statement, criticizing the U.S government s failure to pursue international peace or address domestic inequality, became the organizaThe history of SDS as you ve never seen it before In 1962, at a United Auto Workers camp in Michigan, Students for a Democratic Society held its historic convention and prepared the famous Port Huron Statement, drafted by Tom Hayden This statement, criticizing the U.S government s failure to pursue international peace or address domestic inequality, became the organization s manifesto Its last convention was held in 1969 in Chicago, where, collapsing under the weight of its notoriety and popularity, it shattered into myriad factions Through brilliant art and they were there dialogue, famed graphic novelist Harvey Pekar, gifted artist Gary Dumm, and renowned historian Paul Buhle as well as several former members of SDS narrate and illustrate the tumultuous decade that first defined and then was defined by the men and women who gathered under the SDS banner.Students for a Democratic Society A Graphic History captures the idealism and activism that drove a generation of young Americans to believe that even one person s actions can help transform the world.

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