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America in White, Black, and gray : the stormy 1960s

Author: Klaus P Fischer
Publisher: New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No decade since the end of World War II has been as seminal in its historical significance as the 1960s. That stormy period unleashed a host of pent-up social and generational conflicts that had not been experienced since the Civil War: intense racial and ethnic strife, cold war terror, the Vietnam War, countercultural protests, controversial social engineering, and political rancor. Alongside this sweeping change,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus P Fischer
ISBN: 0826418163 9780826418166
OCLC Number: 64510974
Description: xi, 452 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : --
A voice from the silent generation --
The way we were : before and after the 1960s --
An age of protest --
2. Fault lines in a land of perfection : --
The myth of a perfect beginning --
Immigration : more pluribus than Unum? --
The flaws of consensus liberalism --
Beacon or crusader : splits in American foreign policy --
The racist blood-knot in American history --
3. The pig in the python : a generation of vipers? : --
Baby boomers and their parents --
the American horn of plenty : paradox and portent --
The emergence of a teenage subculture --
4. John F. Kennedy and the Camelot image : --
Kennedy the man and the leader : image and reality --
The Kennedy administration : the best and the brightest? --
Eyeball to eyeball : the world at the nuclear brink --
The trauma of November 22, 1963, and its aftermath --
JFK : the legacy --
5. Searching for the promised land : Black civil rights : --
Sit-down protests in the South --
Freedom rides --
Voter registration --
Black nationalism --
The end of the second Reconstruction --
6. Liberalism at high tide under Lyndon Johnson : --
A Texan in the White House --
The Great Society --
Liberal justice : the Warren court --
From Great Society to sick society --
7. Vietnam and protest : --
Approaching a quagmire --
Paying any price and bearing any burden --
Hot Damn Vietnam : LBJ and the war --
Hell no, we won't go --
Nixon's war and defeat in Vietnam --
The end of victory culture? --
8. The crisis of 1968 : the fall of liberalism : --
A speculative stampede on gold --
Losing the streets : the crisis of law and order --
The "dump Johnson" movement --
Thunder from the right --
Miami, Chicago, and the election of 1968 --
9. A young generation in revolt : --
America awash in rebellious young people --
The new left and student militancy in the 1960s --
The catalyst : the free speech movement at Berkeley --
From protest to "revolutionary action" --
Students at war with the establishment --
Radical terrorism and the conservative reaction --
Black student militancy --
The student right --
Coda --
10. Countercultural protest movements : --
Was there a counterculture? --
The myth of the Woodstock nation --
Back to nature : the commune movement --
It's the music, stupid! --
Counterculture into consumer culture --
11. Riding the coattails of revolt : neglected minorities : --
Women's liberation --
Radical feminism --
Coming out of the closet : gay men --
Brown power --
Red power --
The minority rights problem : more pluribus than Unum? --
12. Peering into the historical looking glass : --
Fault lines revisited --
Consumer culture is boomer culture --
The great cultural implosion --
The end of shame and guilt --
The indigestible sixties.
Responsibility: Klaus P. Fischer.
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The 1960s unleashed a host of pent-up social and generational conflicts that had not been experienced since the Civil War: intense racial and ethnic strife, cold war terror, the Vietnam War,  Read more...

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