1960s A Documentary Reader

ISBN-10: 1405163305

ISBN-13: 9781405163309

Edition: 2010

Authors: Brian Ward

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Drawn from a wide range of perspectives and showcasing a variety of primary source materials, Brian Ward's The 1960s: A Documentary Reader includes over 50 primary documents and highlights the most important themes of the era. Cumulatively, the speeches, court decisions, acts of Congress, secret memos, song lyrics, cartoons, photographs, news reports, advertisements, and first-hand testimony collected in this reader take students from the New Left to the New Right, from Vietnam to Woodstock, from suburbia to the moon, and from evangelicals to environmentalists.With headnotes that place each text into historical context and an introduction that examines the difficulties historians face when confronted with an abundance of diverse, often contradictory, evidence, The 1960s offers students a sophisticated introduction to this most beguiling yet elusive of decades.
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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Into the 1960s
Jack Gould, Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1956
Martin Luther King, Jr., "Our Struggle," 1956
Nora Johnson, "Sex and the College Girl," 1957
Time, "The Roots of Home," 1960
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, 1961
The Economy: Abundance, Consumerism, and Poverty
Michael Harrington, The Other America, 1962
Council of Economics Advisers, Annual Report, 1965, 1966
Frigidaire, Advertisement for Gemini 19 Refrigerator, 1966
The Monkees, "Pleasant Valley Sunday," 1967
Billboard, Top Selling Records, 1960-9
The Cold War Context
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 1961
Robert McNamara, Notes on October 21, 1962, Meeting with the President
Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, and Peter George, Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964
Revd. David A. Noebel, Rhythm, Riots and Revolution, 1966
The Civil Rights Movement
SNCC, Statement of Purpose, 1960
Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have A Dream," 1963
Malcolm X, "The Ballot or the Bullet," 1964
Fannie Lou Hamer, Testimony to the Democratic Party National Convention, 1964
Lyndon B. Johnson, "To Fulfill These Rights," 1965
The New Left and the Counterculture
Students for a Democratic Society, the Port Huron Statement, 1962
Mario Savio, "An End to History," 1964
Rick Griffin, Pow-Wow: A Gathering of the Tribes, 1967
Warren Hinckle, "A Social History of the Hippies," 1967
Yippie!, "People, Get Ready," 1968
Vietnam
Lyndon B. Johnson, Telephone Conversation with Senator Richard Russell, 1964
US Congress, Tonkin Gulf Resolution, 1964
US State Department, Aggression from the North, 1965
Country Joe and the Fish, "I Feel Like I'm Fixin'-To-Die Rag," 1965/1967
Corporal Jon Johnson, Letter to Mom & Dad & Peggy, 1966
CBS News, "Saigon Under Fire," 1968
Gender and Sexuality
Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, 1963
US News & World Report, "The Pill," 1966
National Organization for Women, Bill of Rights, 1967
Redstockings Manifesto, 1969
Lucian Truscott IV, "Gay Power Comes to Sheridan Square," 1969
Ruth Miller, Testimony to Senate Hearing on an Equal Rights Amendment, 1970
Conservatism and the New Right
Billy Graham, "The National Purpose," 1960
Young Americans for Freedom, Sharon Statement, 1960
US Supreme Court, Abington v. Schempp, 1963
Ronald Reagan, "A Time For Choosing," 1964
Herblock, "Wallace For President," 1968
Richard M. Nixon, Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, 1968
Spiro Agnew, Television News Coverage, 1969
Science, Technology, and the Environment
John F. Kennedy, "The Nation's Space Effort," 1962
Sony, Advertisement for Micro-TV, 1962
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, 1962
US Congress, the Wilderness Act, 1964
Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog, 1968
Racial and Ethnic Identity: Pride and Politics
Black Panther Party, "What We Want, What We Believe," 1966
Associated Press, Black Power Salute at the Mexico Olympics, 1968
Indians of All Nations, "Alcatraz Proclamation," 1969
Chicano National Conference, "El Plan de Aztl�n," 1969
Out of the 1960s: Alternative Endings
Robert F. Kennedy, Remarks on the Death of Martin Luther King, 1968
Joni Mitchell, "Woodstock," 1969
John Filo, Kent State Killings, 1970
US Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, 1973
Watergate Special Prosecution Force, Memo on Prosecuting Richard M. Nixon, 1974
The 1960s in Myth and Memory
Dan Quayle, "Reflections on Urban America," 1992
Stephen Holden, "Seeing the 60s Through a 90s Corrective Lens," 1999
David Greenberg, "Saigon and Saddam: The Use and Abuse of Vietnam Analogies," 2004
Thomas J. Sugrue, "The End of the '60s," 2008
Further Reading
Index
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