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Long Time Gone Sixties America Then and Now

ISBN-10: 0195125150

ISBN-13: 9780195125153

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: Alexander Bloom

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With remarkable speed, the Sixties have gone from lived history to mythology. They remain alive in our culture in a manner different from any previous era. At the dawn of a new century, we are still debating the issues that emerged during that decade, still living in the conscious aftermath of its events and transformations. This collection looks back at the Sixties, attempting to understand the issues of the day on their own terms and to think about their meanings in today's world. Alexander Bloom has gathered ten original essays, each of which explores the gulf between history and myth regarding a central characteristic of the Sixties. Topics covered include civil rights, the student movement and the New Left, the Vietnam War, the antiwar movement, gay rights, the counterculture, and the women's movement. Long Time Gone dispels myths about the Sixties and constructs an accurate vision of the past and an understanding of its impact on the modern world. It is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking deeper knowledge of this incredible decade and its continuing influence on American culture.
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.90" wide x 5.79" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Sixties Timeline
Introduction: Why Read about the 1960s at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century?
The Movement We Helped to Make
"Of This Generation": The New Left and the Student Movement
Vietnam War Mythology and the Rise of Public Cynicism
Running Battle: Washington's War at Home
Lyndon Johnson and the Roots of Contemporary Conservatism
Negroes No More: The Emergence of Black Student Activism
Everything Seemed Beautiful: A Life in the Counterculture
Politics as Art, Art as Politics: The Freedom Singers, the Living Theatre, and Public Performance
Sources of the Second Wave: The Rebirth of Feminism
Placing Gay in the Sixties