Encyclopedia of American Activism: 1960 to the Present

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iUniverse, 2005 - Reference - 552 pages
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The turbulence of the 1960s and 1970s spawned a spectrum of activist movements. In spirit and action, events ranged from: gentle to violent; from Tree People to Bloody Sunday; from Community Mental Health to Black Power. This rapid stream of social and political change defined the second half of the 20th century, yet had roots in the first half.

The baby boom generation launched many movements. Unlike their Depression/WWII parents, the boomers, a large cohort of unattached, young adults, had no looming familial and social responsibilities. They had the freedom and resources for the consuming task of changing the world.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
39
Section 3
79
Section 4
130
Section 5
146
Section 6
157
Section 7
181
Section 8
216
Section 14
335
Section 15
353
Section 16
355
Section 17
383
Section 18
404
Section 19
433
Section 20
441
Section 21
446

Section 9
249
Section 10
258
Section 11
267
Section 12
284
Section 13
296
Section 22
448
Section 23
459
Section 24
469
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DiCanio is a professional writer. She received her Ph.D. in medical sociology from the University of Florida. She has been a professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Social Research, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and the Sociology Department at University of Memphis.

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