America in the Sixties - Right, Left and Center A Documentary History

ISBN-10: 0275955168

ISBN-13: 9780275955168

Edition: 1999

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Description: Unlike other works, America in the Sixties looks at the era from the perspective of new leftists, liberals, and conservatives, providing readers with the opportunity to see this seminal decade more fully and richly than they could before. It includes the manifestos of both the Students for a Democratic Society and the Young Americans for Freedom, the most prominent radical and conservative student groups of the time, as well as the words of prominent liberals and moderate Republicans, such as Hubert Humphrey and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Further, in addition to selections by the well-known individuals of that era, such as Jerry Rubin and Tom Hayden, it contains pieces by figures often associated with other times, such as the Reverend Billy Graham and Ronald Reagan. Seeking to immerse readers in the decade's key issues in a balanced manner, it includes President Johnson's, General William Westmoreland's, and the AFL-CIO's defense of the Vietnam War as well as Dr. Benjamin Spock's and Paul Potter's criticism of it. The book covers the civil rights movement, Vietnam, the counterculture, and the women's movement. It looks at some of the 1960's most memorable moments, from the Cuban missile crisis and President Kennedy's assassination to the moon landing and the New York Mets' World Series victory in 1969. A statistical appendix, with data on the economy, the cost of consumer goods, trends in popular culture, and important legal developments, complements the documents.

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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/30/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Richard Freudenberger was research director with Mother Earth News, managing the Alcohol Fuel Program and developing solar and renewable solar and energy projects. He is publisher and technical editor of BackHome magazine and lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.Professor Emeritus of History at Ball State University and Executive Director of the London Centre.

Introduction
The 1950s: Happy Days and Their Discontents
The End of American Innocence
The Black Freedom Struggle
The Great Society and Its Critics
Vietnam American Culture at a Crossroads
Women's Liberation and Other Movements Can the Center Hold?
Looking Backward
Appendix: The 1960s: A Statistical Profile
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