The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s
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 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, a collection of fascinating charts, graphs, and comparative data, a chronology, and an extensive annotated bibliography with ample information on the best books, films, and electronic resources for further exploration.
With interesting facts, statistics, and comparisons presented in almanac style as well as essays by prominent scholars on core themes and topics, 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 interpretation ... Read full review