American Counterculture of the 1960s

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Greenhaven Publishing LLC, Sep 30, 2010 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 96 pages
Senator John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential victory signaled a time of renewed hope and opportunity amid a bleak landscape of international tension. Within a few short years, however, Americans would find themselves coping with his untimely death, and fiercely divided over America's role in growing battles, both at home and abroad. A decade that many hoped would bring peace and prosperity began to morph into one of the most complex reactionary periods in history, with popular culture shifting and subverting the status quo in ways that would forever influence fashion, modern thought, philosophy, politics, and art. This volume focuses on the background, history, and effects of the American counterculture of the 1960s and features insights into public documents such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles of the era.
 

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Contents

Foreword
4
Important Dates in the Time of American Counterculture of the 1960s
6
Marching to a Different Beat
8
Exploring a New Frontier
12
Raising the Stakes
26
Turning On Tuning In Dropping Out
42
From Protest to Resistance
56
The Counterculture Loses Its Way
70
Notes
84
For Further Reading
87
Index
89
Picture Credits
95
About the Author
96
Back Cover
97
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