The 1960s

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - History - 285 pages
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This book describes the important changes in American society during the 60s, from feminism and civil rights to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Individual chapters explore various aspects of popular culture, including advertising, fashion, literature, music, visual arts, and travel. Supplemental resources include a timeline of important events, an extensive bibliography for further reading, and a subject index. This book describes the important changes in American society during the 60s, from feminism and civil rights to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Individual chapters explore various aspects of popular culture, including advertising, fashion, literature, music, visual arts, and travel. Supplemental resources include a timeline of important events, an extensive bibliography for further reading, and a subject index.

Iconoclasts such as Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Namath, Ralph Nader, and Andy Warhol brought color and controversy to this tumultuous decade, while cultural events such as the Stonewall March, The Graduate, and the Monterey Pop Festival provided indelible images of a bellwether time in American society. Whether it was Beatlemania, bell-bottoms, or bumper stickers, the cultural contributions of the 60s showed that the times were definitely a-changin'.

 

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Contents

Everyday America
3
World of Youth
23
POPULAR CULTURE OF THE 1960S
37
Advertising
39
Architecture
53
Fashion
75
Food
91
Leisure Activities
105
Music
151
Performing Arts
183
Travel
213
Visual Arts
231
Cost of Products in the 1960s
249
Notes
253
Further Reading
259
Index
271

Literature
127

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About the author (2003)

EDWARD J. RIELLY is Professor of English at St. Joseph's College of Maine.

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