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1959 The Year Everything Changed

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ISBN-10: 0470387815

ISBN-13: 9780470387818

Edition: 2009

Authors: Fred Kaplan, Fred Kaplan

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Conventional historical wisdom focuses on the sixties as the era of pivotal change that swept the nation, yet, as Fred Kaplan argues, it was 1959 that ushered in the wave of tremendous cultural, political, and scientific shifts that would play out in the turbulent decade that followed. Pop culture exploded in upheaval with the rise of artists like Jasper Johns, Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, and Miles Davis. Court rulings unshackled previously banned books. Political power broadened with the onset of Civil Rights laws and protests. The sexual and feminist revolutionists took their first steps with the Birth Control pill. America entered the war in Vietnam, and a new style in superpower…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 6/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.46" long x 1.16" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Fred Kaplan teaches at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. He is the editor of The Essential Gore Vidal and the author of the biographies Henry James, Dickens, and Thomas Carlyle, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Kaplan lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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