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The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s
by David R. Farber and Beth L. Bailey

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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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 a 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, special subjects, a brief chronology, and finally an extensive annotated bibliography with ample information on books, films, and electronic resources for further exploration.

With interesting facts, statistics, and comparisons presented in almanac style as well as the expertise of prominent scholars, "The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s" is the most complete guide to an enduringly fascinating era.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780231113724
  • ISBN-10: 0231113722
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publish Date: May 2001
  • Page Count: 448
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP

Series: Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures

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