From Camelot to Kent State The Sixties Experience in the Words of Those Who Lived It

ISBN-10: 0195144538
ISBN-13: 9780195144536
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: No decade in American history continues to fascinate us like the Sixties. No decade combines such hopeful idealism with such violence and disillusionment, or witnesses such profound political, cultural, and personal upheavals. And no decade benefits  More...

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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

No decade in American history continues to fascinate us like the Sixties. No decade combines such hopeful idealism with such violence and disillusionment, or witnesses such profound political, cultural, and personal upheavals. And no decade benefits more from being seen through the eyes of those who experienced first-hand the shocks and revelations that still reverberate today. Newly revised and updated, with an expanded introduction, From Camelot to Kent State tells the story of ten of the most dramatic years in the life of America, and of fifty-nine men and women who lived through those years. In their own words, civil rights activists, soldiers who fought in Vietnam, anti-war protesters, student radicals, feminists, Peace Corps workers, and many others take us inside the major events and movements of the period. Far from a dispassionate history of the Sixties, these stories bristle with the tension and immediacy of lived experience. How did it feel to wake up into step out of a helicopter into a Vietnamese jungle; to ride south on a freedom bus, to march on the Pentagon; to take over a college administration building; to hear Jimi Hendrix play the national anthem at Woodstock; to attend the first consciousness-raising meetings for women at the Bread and Roses caf? This captivating oral history will let you know. Included are first-hand accounts from both the famous-including Eldridge Cleaver, Abbie Hoffman, Philip Berrigan, and John Lewis-and the ordinary men and women who were swept up in major historical events, From Camelot to Kent State offers a uniquely valuable view of a decade that forever changed the history and consciousness of America.

Joan Morrison has taught a course on the sixties at New School University for the past twelve years. She is also co-author of the award-winning oral history American Mosaic about immigrants to the United States. Robert K. Morrison is a public relations writer specializing in nonprofit institutions.

The Sixties Experience
Hopeful Beginnings
Harris Wofford
Saving the World
Bull and Susan Montfort
Joseph Wiley
Hand in Hand Together
Mary Ward
John Lewis
Clark Olsen
Jackie Bolden
Bob Zellner
The Distant Drummer
Jim Hoagland
Dave Baker
Doug Simon
Peter Mahoney
Clarence Fitch
Steve Wilson
Danny Friedman
Irma Moore
Harold Moore
The War at Home
Julie O'Connor
Michael Carlebach
William Sloane Coffin
David Miller
Peter Matusewitch
Lorraine Brill
Dee Knight
David Hawk
Joan Libby
William Sampol
Philip Berrigan
Elizabeth McAlister
The Generation Gap
Nancy Gorrell
Craig McNamara
Four Women
Lynn Ferrin
Annie Popkin
Kay Anderson
Marilyn Laurie
The Counterculture
Jason Zapator
David Malcolm
Kevin Compton
Jane DeGennaro
Bruce Hoffman
Alex Forman
On the Campuses
Jack Weinberg
Amy Ross
Eugene Goldwasser
Charles O'Connell
Tom Jones
Ed Whitfield
Irene Smalls
Orest Allen Ranum
Nancy Biberman
The Yuppie and the Yippie
Jerry Rubin
Abbie Hoffman
Desperate Measures: SDS, Weathermen, Black Panthers
Carl Oglesby
Jeff Jones
Bill Ayers
Eldridge Cleaver
Coda: Kent State
Tom Grace
Leone Keegan
Chronology of the Sixties
Glossary
Index

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