We are proud to announce the release of a new title from Maize Books, A New Insurgency: The Port Huron Statement and Its Times, edited by Howard Brick and Gregory Parker.
This volume features three never-before-published “manifesto drafts” written by Tom Hayden in early 1962 that generated the discussion leading to the Port Huron meeting. Other highlights include recollections from leading women in the Port Huron deliberations who, three years later, protested the subordination of women within the radical movements, thus setting the stage for the rise of women’s liberation. A New Insurgency is based on the University of Michigan’s conference commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Port Huron Statement in 2012.
“The fiftieth anniversary of the Port Huron Statement has drawn a great number of reflections and commemorations, but this carefully conceived volume offers an account of unrivaled ambition, exceptional breadth, and surprising insight. It both excavates the event itself—vividly, perceptively, exhaustively—and gives it the largest and most illuminating of contexts. A New Insurgency is as close to definitive as any volume of this kind can become.”
–Geoff Eley, Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, University of Michigan
This book is freely available to read online. Print copies of the book may be purchased from Amazon.
Howard Brick is Louis Evans Professor of History and Director of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of three books.
Gregory Parker is administrator for the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan.