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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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April: Quiet between the Storms

April: Quiet between the Storms

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(p.199) Chapter 34 April: Quiet between the Storms
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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/9780252042416.003.0035

Soon GE departed, as did the guardsmen; calm returned until a firebomb went through the window of the Champaign Federal Building. RU rallies restarted protesting Illiac IV, Kunstler was re-invited; failed firebombs were found in Lincoln and Altgeld Halls, but a successful device burned an Air Force recruiting office in Urbana nearly to the ground. President Henry, seeking less demanding work, announced his retirement; Jim Larabee, arrested in the recent riots, declared that worse was yet to come, and a blue-ribbon commission on campus tension agreed, declaring turmoil was not likely to cease while social ills prevailed.

Keywords:   General Electric, Champaign Federal Building, Illiac IV, William Kunstler, James Larabee, Special Committee on Campus Tensions, American Council on Education

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