New American Movement (Organization)

Alternative names
Dates:
Active 1971
Active 1982

History notes:

The New American Movement (NAM), a self-identified "new type" of socialist organization, held its founding convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1972. Established largely by veterans of the New Left, NAM wanted to move beyond the activism of the 1960s and rejected a Communist "vanguard party" approach to organizing. The group was opposed to the Vietnam War and called for the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon. NAM's overarching goal was to create a democratic socialist society, characterized by racial, sexual and economic equality. In 1982, the organization joined with the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, led by Michael Harrington, to form the Democratic Socialists of America.

From the guide to the New American Movement Records, c. 1971-c. 1982, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

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Subjects:

  • New Left--United States
  • Socialist parties--United States
  • Student movements--United States
  • Socialism
  • Socialist feminism
  • Socialism and youth--United States

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)