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Radicals in the HeartlandThe 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois$
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Michael V. Metz

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042416

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Fighting Illini

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(p.3) Introduction
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Radicals in the Heartland
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Michael V. Metz

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.003.0001

As the sixties began, the UI campus was calm and conservative, with anticommunism in the air. By decade’s end the campus was in chaos, with riots, bombings, and cries of revolution. A free-speech movement grew in reaction to the Clabaugh Act, which banned communist speakers on campus. The unpopular Vietnam War drew the movement toward antiwar activities. The music, drugs, and freer sex of the decade contributed to a general antiestablishment fervor that culminated in strikes and riots by the end of the sixties.

Keywords:   sixties, UI campus, anticommunism, revolution, Vietnam War, antiwar, sex, drugs, rock and roll

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