Last modified: Tuesday, April 1, 2003
IU war protests in 1960s viewed in history journal
The war protest movement at Indiana University in the 1960s is discussed in the current issue of the Indiana Magazine of History.
The quarterly journal is published by the Department of History at IU Bloomington in cooperation with the Indiana Historical Society. IU History Professor Eric Sandweiss is the editor.
The war protest article involves four individuals commenting on the book Dissent in the Heartland: The Sixties at Indiana University by Mary Ann Wynkoop. Two student leaders and political activists from that era, along with a faculty member/administrator and a former history professor, comment on the book. Wynkoop, who teaches history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, also responds to their comments.
Other articles in the current issue deal with the Indiana "bonds" fraud in 1861-62 and IU President Andrew Wylie and religion at the university between 1824 and 1851.
In the Wylie article, Gayle Williams, assistant dean of University College at IUPUI, says that IU's nonsectarian policy distinguished it from other early colleges in the state and led to the modern secular university.
In the fraud item, Ray Shortridge, the author of several articles on 19th-century American history, discusses how collusion between an Indiana state agent and an unscrupulous New York financier threatened to disrupt the stock market.
The current issue also includes a bibliography of recent books and articles on Indiana that was prepared by Leigh Darbee of the Indiana Historical Society.
The magazine also is offered as a benefit of membership in the Indiana Historical Society, whose Web site is http://www.indianahistory.org.