The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s

The Columbia Guide to America in the s The s continue to be the subject of passionate debate and political controversy a touchstone in struggles over the meaning of the American past and the direction of the American future Amid the p

The 1960s continue to be the subject of passionate debate and political controversy, a touchstone in struggles over the meaning of the American past and the direction of the American future Amid the polemics and the myths, making sense of the Sixties and its legacies presents a challenge This book is for all those who want to take it on Because there are so many facetsThe 1960s continue to be the subject of passionate debate and political controversy, a touchstone in struggles over the meaning of the American past and the direction of the American future Amid the polemics and the myths, making sense of the Sixties and its legacies presents a challenge This book is for all those who want to take it on Because there are so many facets to this unique and transformative era, this volume offers multiple approaches and perspectives.The first section gives a lively narrative overview of the decade s major policies, events, and cultural changes The second presents ten original interpretative essays from prominent historians about significant and controversial issues from the Vietnam War to the sexual revolution, followed by a concise encyclopedia articles organized alphabetically This section could stand as a reference work in itself and serves to supplement the narrative Subsequent sections include short topical essays, special subjects, a brief chronology, and finally an extensive annotated bibliography with ample information on books, films, and electronic resources for further exploration.With interesting facts, statistics, and comparisons presented in almanac style as well as the expertise of prominent scholars, The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s is the most complete guide to an enduringly fascinating era.
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  • P. says:

    I didn't read all of this I was using it as a primer for a '60s themed party. It definitely sparked an interest and was a reminder of all the tons of important things that happened in the '60s, but it was sort of scattered in its delivery of information. It's hard to cover a whole decade without being sort of shallow and scattered in the delivery, though, so I don't blame the editors. Well, I kind of do because they're ultimately responsible. But so is the nature of time and history, you know?

  • Tracey Madeley says:

    This is an excellent academic book and had helped me tremendously when researching America in the 1960's. There are essays on Civil Rights, the counter culture, LBJ's domestic reforms and he legislation he introduced. It is full of useful statistics which help put things into context such as the poverty rate falling from 22% to 12% during the decade and unemployment was only at 4%. There is a great bibliography if you wanted to discover some of the topics in more depth, such as the rise of the L [...]

  • Alan says:

    Thin. Little snips on this topic and that, without any coherent narrative, plus an abc section for terminology.

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