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The 1960s : opposing viewpoints

Author: William Dudley
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©1997.
Series: American history series (San Diego, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Primary source documents present varying viewpoints from leading liberal, conservative, and radical voices debating the Vietnam War, minority rights, the counter culture, The New Frontier and the Great Society, the youth revolt, the civil rights movement, the women's movement, 1960s activism, and other significant issues of the decade.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dudley
ISBN: 1565105265 9781565105263 1565105257 9781565105256
OCLC Number: 36066012
Description: 268 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: America should send a man to the moon / John F. Kennedy --
America's race to the moon is misguided / Carl Dreher --
The American people and government should strive to create a "Great Society" / Lyndon B. Johnson --
America's greatness demands reduction in government / Barry Goldwater --
President Johnson's Great Society is providing creative solutions for America's problems / Max Ways --
President Johnson's Great Society is not solving America's problems / Paul Goodman and Richard Flacks --
Americans should support the Vietnam War / Lyndon B. Johnson --
Americans should oppose the Vietnam War / Martin Luther King Jr. --
Vietnam War dissenters are helping America / J. William Fulbright --
Vietnam War dissenters are weakening America / Dwight D. Eisenhower --
The student movement is a necessary response to problems in American society / Students for a Democratic Society --
The student movement stems from boredom and rebelliousness / Irving Kristol --
Hippies are creating a desirable social revolution / Sonny, interviewed by Lewis Yablonsky --
Hippies are not creating a desirable social revolution / Jack Newfield and the Communications Company --
Woodstock proves the viability of countercultural ideals / Margaret Mead --
Woodstock does not prove the viability of countercultural ideals / Philip P. Ardery Jr. --
The civil rights struggle brings hope for black Americans / Martin Luther King Jr. --
The civil rights struggle has brought despair to black Americans / Julius Lester --
Rioters should be condemned for rejecting law and order / Richard Nixon --
Riots should be understood as social revolutions / Tom Hayden --
The women's liberation movement is a positive force / Mary C. Segers --
The women's liberation movement is not a positive force / Anne Bernays --
Activists of the sixties were idealistic and visionary / Edward P. Morgan --
Activists of the sixties were elitist and alienating / David Farber.
Series Title: American history series (San Diego, Calif.)
Responsibility: William Dudley, book editor.

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Primary source documents present varying viewpoints from leading liberal, conservative, and radical voices debating the Vietnam War, minority rights, the counter culture, The New Frontier and the Great Society, the youth revolt, the civil rights movement, the women's movement, 1960s activism, and other significant issues of the decade.

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