London: A Guide for Americans in 1967. Stop It Committee.

London: A Guide for Americans in 1967

London: The Stop It Committee: Americans in Britain for U.S. Withdrawal From Vietnam, 1967. First edition. 4to, saddle-stapled wraps.

A secret book, a détourned travel guide, packaged to look like a guide to "Swinging London" for visiting Americans. The first page actually gives real tips to visitors, recommending other travel guides, shopping, and hip places to visit. Turn the page, however, and the reader is confronted with a photograph of a Vietnamese village in flames, and the rest of the guide is taken up with a thoroughly reasoned denunciation of the war.

The Stop-It Committee was formed in '67 and consisted of about 350 members, including Ellen Adams, Richard Hammerschlagg, and David Slaney. The group disbanded in November of 1968, with some of the members subsequently joining the Camden Vietnam Solidarity Campaign (CVSC).

[Hughes, Celia. Young Lives on the Left pp. 147-48. Barberis et al. No. 1226.]

Good only, with a vertical crease to both covers, affecting a light bend to interior pages; some minor soiling and other handling creases. Item #19902

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