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A fiction of the past : the sixties in American history

Author: Dominick Cavallo
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In A Fiction of the Past, Dominick Cavallo pushes past the contemporary fog of myth, cold disdain and warm nostalgia that shrouds the radical youth culture of the sixties. He explores how the furiously chaotic sixties sprang from the comparatively placid forties and fifties. The book also digs beyond the post-World War II decades and seeks the historical sources of the youth culture in the distant American past.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominick Cavallo
ISBN: 031221930X 9780312219307 0312235011 9780312235017
OCLC Number: 39981636
Description: 282 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1: Sources of ferment in the forties and fifties. The cult of security --
Middle-class child rearing and the renaissance of American individualism --
New bottles, old wine: an archeology of rebellion --
Pt.2: The sixties in American history I: The counterculture and rock and roll. " It's free because it's yours": The diggers and the San Francisco scene, 1964-1968 --
Rock and work: another side of the sixties music --
Pt.3: The sixities in American history II: students for a democratic society. The politics of liberty and community: students for a democratic society, 1960-1965 --
The political ferment of the late eighteenth century and SDS's failed quest for community.
Responsibility: Dominick Cavallo.
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This text pushes past the myths and opinions that surround the radical youth culture of the sixties. The author explores how the chaotic sixties sprang from the comparatively placid forties and  Read more...

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It is all too rare that any book on the '60s these days makes me really rethink the era, but Cavallo's succeeds brilliantly... "Maurice Isserman, William R. Kenan Professor of History, Hamilton Read more...

 
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