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America divided : the civil war of the 1960s

Author: Maurice Isserman; Michael Kazin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the 1960s, discussing the social, cultural, and grassroots political movements that defined the decade, including the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Civil Rights Movement; and providing information about some of the people who spurred the era of change.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Isserman, Maurice.
America divided.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)657303318
Named Person: Michael Kazin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Isserman; Michael Kazin
ISBN: 0195091906 9780195091908 0195091914 9780195091915
OCLC Number: 40762599
Description: x, 358 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Gathering of the forces --
Black ordeal, Black freedom --
The New Frontier of American liberalism --
Why did the United States fight in Vietnam? --
1963 --
The rise of the Great Society --
1965 --
The making of a youth culture --
The New Left --
The fall of the Great Society --
The conservative revival --
1968 --
Many faiths : the '60s reformation --
No cease-fire : 1969-1974 --
Conclusion : winners and losers --
Critical events during the long 1960s.
Responsibility: Maurice Isserman, Michael Kazin.
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This is the definitive interpretive survey of the political, social and cultural history of 1960s America. Arguing that the period marked the end of the country's two-century-long ascent toward  Read more...

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America Divided is a first-rate work of synthesis that seamlessly integrates social, culture and political history. * Mark Newman, Journal of American Studies, 36 *

 
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