Queer Harvests: Homosexuality, the U.S. New Left, and the Venceremos Brigades to Cuba

  title={Queer Harvests: Homosexuality, the U.S. New Left, and the Venceremos Brigades to Cuba},
  author={Ian Lekus},
  journal={Radical History Review},
  pages={57 - 91}
  • Ian Lekus
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Radical History Review
Early in 1969, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the largest white student organization of the sixties in the United States, stood teetering at the brink of implosion, torn apart by competing factions. Confronted by the potential collapse of SDS, its leaders launched a project that they hoped would rejuvenate the movement. Inspired by Cuba’s material advances and resistance to U.S. policy since the 1959 revolution, SDS began mobilizing hundreds of Americans to travel south to cut… Expand
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