ER Bills - THE SAN MARCOS 10: AN ANTIWAR PROTEST IN TEXAS

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Friday, November 15, 2019 - 6:30pm
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2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The San Marcos 10: An Antiwar Protest in Texas offers a fascinating glimpse into the 1960s antiwar movement, the growing social activism of which it was a part and the extraordinary measures employed to quell progressive efforts in general around the state.   

On November 13, 1969, ten students at Texas State University were suspended for participating in a peaceful protest against the Vietnam War. They had kept vigil in front of the Huntington Mustangs, bearing signs that read, "Vietnam Is an Edsel" and "44,000 U.S. Dead, For What?" while an increasingly hostile anti-protest crowd chanted, "Love it or leave it " and "Let's string 'em up " It was a day after news of the My Lai massacre broke. Part of a coordinated, nationwide Vietnam Moratorium effort that confounded and infuriated the Nixon White House, the "San Marcos 10" challenged their suspension, taking their case all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Author E.R. Bills offers this fascinating glimpse into the 1960s antiwar movement in Texas, the extraordinary measures to quell it and the broader social activism in which it participated.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

E. R. Bills is an award-winning Texas writer and journalist. He has written for publications around the state and is the author of Texas Obscurities: Stories of the Peculiar, Exceptional and Nefarious (History Press, 2013), The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas (History Press, 2014), Black Holocaust: The Paris Horror and a Legacy of Texas Terror (Eakin Press, 2015) and Texas Far & Wide (The History Press, 2017). He currently resides in North Texas with his wife, Stacie.   

The San Marcos 10: An Antiwar Protest in Texas Cover Image
By E. R. Bills, Joe R. Lansdale (Introduction by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467141277
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - October 7th, 2019