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Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention

 
 
 
 
Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention
Author: Frank Kusch
ISBN 13: 9780226465036
ISBN 10: 226465039
Edition: University of Chicago Pre
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2008-05-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $23.00
 
 

Part of the national shared memory, the street battle outside the 1968 Democratic Convention has ossified into an emblem of national strife and police brutality. Kusch, author of a book about American draft dodgers in Canada, revisits the confrontation with a new perspective. Focusing on the Chicago policemen involved in the fracas, he interviewed 80 former police officers and researched media accounts, federal and city investigations, and police reports. Kusch challenges traditional interpretations of the event, arguing that the police themselves had become a counterculture and acted in response to a perceived threat to their safety and their way of life. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Journal of American History

“Kusch’s history of white Chicago policemen and the 1968 Democratic National Convention is a solid addition to a growing literature on the cultural sensibility and political perspective of the conservative white working class in the last third of the twentieth century.”—Journal of American History