Publisher: AK Press
Released: May 17, 2012
Praise for Truth and Revolution:
"Few revolutionary initiatives formed out of the struggles of the 1960s left such a profound intellectual and political legacy as the Sojourner Truth Organization. This deeply researched, balanced, and remarkable history shows how STO's practice intersected with its ideas, not only in relatively well-known campaigns attacking white-skin privilege but in shopfloor organizing and anti-imperialist solidarity as well."—Dave Roediger, co-author of The Production of Difference
"Michael Staudenmaier has uncovered a crucial story of the New Left, one that has escaped the attention of most scholars of the era. The members Sojourner Truth Organization would have never have been content with today's so-called online organizing. They went directly to the shop-floor to argue for a better world, where the 'white blindspot' was opened to new visions of solidarity and progress. Staudenmaeir's skilled prose and meticulous research critically honors this history and draws lessons for us today."—James Tracy, co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times
“Truth and Revolution is a guided tour of the worker militancy, revolutionary nationalist upsurge, and new social movement eruptions of the last forty years. Best of all, Staudenmaier breaks it all down for today’s social movements. Not to be missed.” —Dan Berger, author of Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity
About the author:
Michael Staudenmaier is a veteran of anarchist, anti-imperialist, and anti-fascist movements, and is now a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in Chicago with his wife Anne, and their two children.