The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s

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Columbia University Press, 2001 - History - 508 pages
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The 1960s continue to be the subject of passionate debate and political controversy, a touchstone in struggles over the meaning of the American past and the direction of the American future. Amid the polemics and the myths, making sense of the Sixties and its legacies presents a challenge. This book is for all those who want to take it on. Because there are so many facets to this unique and transformative era, this volume offers multiple approaches and perspectives.

The first section gives a lively narrative overview of the decade's major policies, events, and cultural changes. The second presents ten original interpretative essays from prominent historians about significant and controversial issues from the Vietnam War to the sexual revolution, followed by a concise encyclopedia articles organized alphabetically. This section could stand as a reference work in itself and serves to supplement the narrative. Subsequent sections include short topical essays, special subjects, a brief chronology, and finally an extensive annotated bibliography with ample information on books, films, and electronic resources for further exploration.

With interesting facts, statistics, and comparisons presented in almanac style as well as the expertise of prominent scholars, The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s is the most complete guide to an enduringly fascinating era.

  

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Eminent historians Farber (Age of Great Dreams) and Bailey (Sex in the Heartland) present an accessible, state-of-the-art overview of the turbulent Sixties. Part narrative history and ... Read full review

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Contents

John Kennedy and the Promise of Leadership
3
The Election
6
THE KENNEDY PRESIDENCY
7
The Civil Rights Revolution
13
MASS PROTEST
15
FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION
19
The Great Society
23
THE 1964 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
25
Riots or Rebellions?
109
Explaining the Tragedy of Vietnam
118
Liberation for Whom?
125
Was It Revolutionary?
134
Ecstasy and Anxiety Over the Hip Alternative
143
Silent Majority or White Backlash?
157
The Destructive Generation or Years of Hope?
167
The Sixties A to Z
177

LBJ AND THE GREAT SOCIETY
28
THE NEW LEFT
30
The Vietnam War
34
NATIONBUILDING
35
INCREASING INVOLVEMENT
36
THE ESCALATING WAR
38
THE WAR AT HOME
40
Polarization
44
RACIAL MILITANCY
47
GROWING POLARIZATION AND RADICALIZATION
50
RICHARD NIXONS WAR IN VIETNAM
51
AMERICAS FIGHTING MEN
52
ENDING THE WAR
53
Sixties Culture
55
YOUTH CULTURE
57
COUNTERCULTURE
59
BLACK CULTURE
61
CONCLUSION
62
New Directions
64
WATERGATE
66
WOMENS LIBERATION MOVEMENT
68
LIBERATION POWER AND PRIDE
71
Conclusion
75
Debating the Sixties
77
African Americans and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1960s
79
Democratic Reformers or LeftWing Revolutionaries?
91
Losing Ground? The Great Society in Historical Perspective
98
Short Topical Essays
261
Cities and Suburbs
263
Environmentalism
273
Law and Justice
281
Popular Music
288
Religion
296
Science and Technology
305
Sports
312
Expanding Conceptions Sites and Audiences
321
Special Sections
327
Portrait of a Nation
329
RACE AND ETHNICITY
335
HEALTH
338
EDUCATION
344
CRIME
349
TRAVEL AND RECREATION
352
Economy and Labor
355
National Politics and Elections
364
Entertainment Popular Arts and Publications
396
Fashion
412
Sports and Olympics
415
Chronology
435
BRIEF CHRONOLOGY
437
INTRODUCED IN LIST
445
Annotated Bibliography
447
Index
491
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About the author (2001)

David Farber is the author/editor of three books on the sixties including The Age of Great Dreams and Chicago '68. A professor of history at the University of New Mexico, he has been described by Alan Brinkley as the leading scholar in the field.Beth Bailey is the author of three books, including Sex in the Heartland -- described by Carolyn See in the Washington Post as "a treasury of useful information" -- and From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America. She is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

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