University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries Special Collections and University Archives
Blake Slonecker Oral History Collection, 2008
An historian at Waldorf College, Blake Slonecker has written frequently on the intersections between the varied social movements of the 1960s and 1970s, including the civil rights and student movements, gay and women's liberation, environmentalism and pacifism. Building from his University of North Carolina dissertation (2009), Slonecker's first book, A New Dawn for the New Left (2012), examined the utopian thread that runs through the political and cultural radicalism in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on the intertwined histories of the Liberation News Service, the Montague Farm and Packer Corners communes, and the antinuclear movement. In June 2008, Slonecker conducted oral historical interviews with four individuals who were part of the extended community centered on the Montague Farm and Packer Corners communes during the late 1960s: Tom Fels, Charles Light, Sam Lovejoy, and Richard Wizansky.