A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s

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University of California Press, 1999 - History - 386 pages
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"A must read for anyone interested in the history of the '60s, the unfolding of its social movements, and the search for and discovery of identity among the young activists of the period."--Arlene Kaplan Daniels, Northwestern University

"A very useful, almost encyclopedic rendition of two vital incipient movements in a very important decade in the social history of the nation."--Troy Duster, author of Backdoor to Eugenics

"A richly textured, fascinating comparison of Students for a Democratic Society on the left and Young Americans for Freedom on the right that reshapes how we understand the political generation of 'the sixties.' Klatch's brilliant and nuanced study of the life histories and ideological values of these political activists is required reading for anyone interested in social movement activism and the social history of American politics."--Kathleen Blee, author of Women of the Klan

"An exemplary piece of scholarship that greatly enriches our knowledge of the 1960s, even as it underscores the era's continuing influence on contemporary American society. But my admiration for Klatch's book extends well beyond its specific contribution to our knowledge about the 1960s. It is also the very best book on the social psychological and social/cultural dynamics of individual activism I have ever read. Need more reasons to buy the book? Try this: It is a groundbreaking study of women's lives in the midst of the gender revolution. You get the point. This is an important and engaging book."--Doug McAdam, author of Freedom Summer

"Rebecca Klatch writes about the sixties, neither to praise nor to condemn, but to understand. Her decision to compare SDSers and YAFers was inspired, and we can all learn much from her wonderfully sympathetic sociological skills."--Alan Wolfe, author of Whose Keeper? Social Science and Moral Obligation
  

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Klatch asks an important question that gets dropped out of a lot of studies of the new left in the 1960s: why the new LEFT? What about youth on the right? She examines transformations underway in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Pretty interesting micro-level study of activists from the 60s, on the left and the right. Great if you're into sociological theories of identity formation. Which I am. Read full review

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Contents

The New Age
17
Backgrounds
37
The Making of an Activist
59
Traditionalists Anarchists and Radicals
97
The Counterculture Left Meets Right
134
The Woman Question
158
Paradise Lost
186
Picking up the Pieces The 1970s
239
Adult Lives
280
Conclusion
331
Archives and Primary Sources
335
Names and Dates of Interviews
337
The Sharon Statement
341
Notes
343
Index
371
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About the author (1999)

Rebecca E. Klatch is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego, and author of Women of the New Right (1987).

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