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Long Way From Home

The Story of the Sixties Generation in Canada

By Kostash, Myrna

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Flower power, love-ins, psychoactive drugs, anti-war demonstrations--the Sixties were a time of immense change and upheaval in Canada, a radical departure from the social and political complacency of the Fifties.
This book is a lively chronicle of how this change came about in Canada, how the "establishment" status quo was effectively challenged. It begins with a consideration of the anti-nuclear movement of the early 1960s, and continues with examinations of the civil rights and women's movements, the emergence of the New Left and opposition to the Vietnam War. Specifically Canadian developments such as the rise of Quebec separatism, the emergence of a native rights movement, and the struggle to Canadianize universities are also considered.
Long Way From Home is based on interviews with hundreds of people who participated in the events described--a report from the front lines of this turbulents decade's social and political revolutions.

Part 1 Peace and War
I Peace now!
II War is good business, invest your son
III Hell no, we won't go
Part 2 Student Power
I Knowledge for whom?
II. Be realistic, demand the impossible
Part 3 Counterculture
1. Back to the garden
2. Hope I die before I grow old
Part 4 The Third World Within
I We hold the rock
II The rising of the women
Part 5 Two Nations, One Enemy
I Create two, three, many Vietnams
II Le Québec aux Qubécois!
III Free Quebec, free Canada
Part 6 This Is Not a Revolution, Sir, This Is a Mutation
I Movement nation
II Portraits revisited
III It's my fight, it's my life

"A social document of rare clarity and insight."

- June Callwood

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 300 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1980
ISBN: 9780888626172
Format: 9in x 6in

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Publication Date: 1st January 1980
ISBN: 9780888623805
Binding: Hardback

BISAC Code:  HIS006000, SOC022000
Imprint: Lorimer


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