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Chicago, 1968: Policy and Protest at the Democratic National Convention (Reacting to the Past(tm))

Chicago, 1968: Policy and Protest at the Democratic National Convention (Reacting to the Past(tm))

Current price: $30.00
Publication Date: July 1st, 2022
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
ISBN:
9781469670706
Pages:
180
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Description

In August 1968, Democrats gather at their National Convention in Chicago to debate a platform for a deeply divided party. Factions are split over issues such as civil rights, infrastructure, and the war on poverty--not to mention the war in Vietnam. Meanwhile, crowds of protesters descend upon the city. Impassioned antiwar demonstrators plan sit-ins and marches, while the absurdist Yippies, determined to make a mockery of the convention, intend to nominate a pig for president. Journalists flood the area to cover the stories of the delegates and protesters. Over the course of this game, players will develop a better understanding of the complexities of the social and cultural tumult that has come to be known as "the Sixties."