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The long sixties : from 1960 to Barack Obama

Author: Tom Hayden
Publisher: Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barack Obama would not be possible without the 1960s, Hayden writes in his compelling new book. The author reminds the president that the peace movement was critical to his 2008 victory and only a radical populism will make his economic recovery and health-care promises come to fruition.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Hayden
ISBN: 9781594517396 1594517398 9781594517402 1594517401
OCLC Number: 320192259
Description: vii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The first Sixties, 1955-1965. Movements against Machiavellians ; Dawn ; The Port Huron vision of SDS ; New Left versus New Frontier ; From the Washington March to the assassination of JFK ; The Mississippi Freedom Democrats' challenge ; The Berkley Free Speech movement, 1964-1965 ; The counterculture, 1964-1965 --
The second Sixties, 1965-1975. America invading Vietnam, Vietnam invading America ; Toppling the Ivory Tower : the student strikes at Columbia and San Francisco State, 1968-1969 ; The Chicago Conspiracy ; Cambodia, Yale, and Kent State ; The Watergate coup and the Antiwar Movement ; Wounded Knee and the end of the Sixties --
The Sixties at fifty. Che Guevara and the Sixties ; The underground in America ; The old revolutionaries of Vietnam ; Peace in Northern Ireland ; From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime ; Liberation theology ; Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Black Liberation theology ; The spirituality of the counterculture --
The Sixties in the Obama era. A call to progressives for Obama, with Barbara Ehrenreich and Bill Fletcher, Jr. ; Dreaming Obama in North Carolina : a story of race and inheritance ; Bobby and Barack ; Barack Obama between movements and Machiavellians.
Responsibility: by Tom Hayden.

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A carefully researched history of the political achievements of the 1960s including a valuable dateline for activists, journalists and historians.  Read more...

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