Abbie Hoffman

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Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989) was a graduate of Brandeis (1959) with a Master's Degree in psychology from Berkeley. Associated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the South in the early-to-mid 1960's. Founder of the "Youth International Party", popularly known as the "Yippies"(1966) and appeared in the courtroom as a principle defendant in the "Chicago 7" trials (1969). [1] Hoffman assumed the alias of "Barry Freed" in 1974 to avoid trial on drug charges. He turned himself over to the police in 1980. In 1987, Hoffman was arrested for the 42nd time protesting CIA recruitment at the University of Massachusetts.

In 1989 Hoffman was found dead at his home in New Hope, Pennsylvania under circumstances that aroused suspicions of foul play. His death was eventually ruled a suicide.

Books By Abbie Hoffman

  • Revolution for the Hell of It, 1968
  • Woodstock Nation: A Talk-Rock Album, 1969
  • Steal This Book, 1971
  • Vote! 1972
  • To America with Love:
  • Letters from the Underground, 1976
  • Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, 1980
  • Square Dancing in the Ice Age, 1982
  • Steal this Urine Test, 1987


  1. "Famous American Trials: "The Chicago Seven" Trial 1969 - 1970", University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, accessed September 2007.

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