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On Our Own: Americans in the Sixties

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

On Our Own offers a comprehensive narrative history of American society, culture, politics, and institutions during this remarkable decade. The volume includes the Kennedy administration, the civil-rights revolution, the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and the Movement, and then concludes with three chapters that discuss the decade's aftermath and its legacies.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Cold War Realities, American Dreams Conflict and Containment Loyalty Under Fire "Easy Street" Levittown and Miltown Eisenhower Equilibrium 2. Disillusionment and Protest: The Midfifties The "Silent Generation" Speaks "Hooby-Dooby Oop-Shoop": Rock Rolls The Trouble with Teenagers A Howl in the Darkness: The Beats The Feminine Dilemma A Radical Awakening Black Uprising The Faces of Protest 3. The Kennedy Promise Little Rock and Sputnik: Crises in the Late Fifties Passing the Torch: The Election of 1960 Cautious Liberalism: The New Frontier at Home Containing Communism: The New Frontier Abroad November 22, 1963 4. The Civil-Rights Revolution: Triumph and Retreat "More Than a Hamburger": The Sit-Ins Promises Unfulfilled: Kennedy and Civil Rights Cautious Victories: Johnson and Civil Rights 5. In Quest of the Great Society LBJ Election '64 Liberalism Triumphant The Dream Fizzles The Black Revolution 6. Vietnam and American Society, 1945-1967 The Kennedy Inheritance The Alamo Revisited: Johnson and Vietnam "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" Lyndon's War Vietnam at Home 7. The Movement "The Times They Are A-Changin'" The New Left Ascendant Jamming the Gears: Revolt on the Campus Students Against the War "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll": The Rise of the Counterculture New Left and Counterculture: Two Faces of a Movement 8. 1968 Tet Eugene McCarthy and the Children's Crusade RFK and LBJ The Death of a King New York and Paris Los Angeles and Chicago R N 9. The Nixon Counterrevolution Conservatism Resurgent Repressing the Left, Wooing the Right Hard Times Detente Nixon's War Dirty Tricks: Scheming Toward Watergate Election '72 Nixon Laid Low 10. Twilight of the Movement Woodstock or Altamont? SDS and Black Power Collapse Backlash: The War Against the Left Co-opting the Counterculture The Movement Ebbs Legacies 11. Feminism and Environmentalism: Enduring Bequests of the Sixties The Status of Women: The Kennedy Commission Unveiling the Mystique The Power of Sisterhood From WITCH to WEAL: Feminism Assessed To Save the Planet Epilogue The Movement: Perceptions and Realities Activism in the "Me" Decade Appendix: The Language of the Sixties

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1. Cold War Realities, American Dreams Conflict and Containment Loyalty Under Fire "Easy Street" Levittown and Miltown Eisenhower Equilibrium 2. Disillusionment and Protest: The Midfifties The "Silent Generation" Speaks "Hooby-Dooby Oop-Shoop": Rock Rolls The Trouble with Teenagers A Howl in the Darkness: The Beats The Feminine Dilemma A Radical Awakening Black Uprising The Faces of Protest 3. The Kennedy Promise Little Rock and Sputnik: Crises in the Late Fifties Passing the Torch: The Election of 1960 Cautious Liberalism: The New Frontier at Home Containing Communism: The New Frontier Abroad November 22, 1963 4. The Civil-Rights Revolution: Triumph and Retreat "More Than a Hamburger": The Sit-Ins Promises Unfulfilled: Kennedy and Civil Rights Cautious Victories: Johnson and Civil Rights 5. In Quest of the Great Society LBJ Election '64 Liberalism Triumphant The Dream Fizzles The Black Revolution 6. Vietnam and American Society, 1945-1967 The Kennedy Inheritance The Alamo Revisited: Johnson and Vietnam "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" Lyndon's War Vietnam at Home 7. The Movement "The Times They Are A-Changin'" The New Left Ascendant Jamming the Gears: Revolt on the Campus Students Against the War "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll": The Rise of the Counterculture New Left and Counterculture: Two Faces of a Movement 8. 1968 Tet Eugene McCarthy and the Children's Crusade RFK and LBJ The Death of a King New York and Paris Los Angeles and Chicago R N 9. The Nixon Counterrevolution Conservatism Resurgent Repressing the Left, Wooing the Right Hard Times Detente Nixon's War Dirty Tricks: Scheming Toward Watergate Election '72 Nixon Laid Low 10. Twilight of the Movement Woodstock or Altamont? SDS and Black Power Collapse Backlash: The War Against the Left Co-opting the Counterculture The Movement Ebbs Legacies 11. Feminism and Environmentalism: Enduring Bequests of the Sixties The Status of Women: The Kennedy Commission Unveiling the Mystique The Power of Sisterhood From WITCH to WEAL: Feminism Assessed To Save the Planet Epilogue The Movement: Perceptions and Realities Activism in the "Me" Decade Appendix: The Language of the Sixties
EAN: 9780669247770
ISBN: 0669247774
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: GREAT SOURCE EDUCATION GR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2006
Seitenanzahl: 366 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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