Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Part 1: The American Sixties: A Brief History John Kennedy and the Promise of Leadership The Civil Rights Revolution The Great Society The Vietnam War Polarization Sixties Culture Part 2: Debating the Sixties The Upheaval of Jim Crow: African Americans and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1960s, by Beth Tompkins Bates The New Left: Democratic Reformers or Left-Wing Revolutionaries?, by Doug Rossinow Losing Ground? The Great Society in Historical Perspective, by Edward Berkowitz Urban Uprisings: Riots or Rebellions?, by Heather Ann Thompson Explaining the Tragedy of Vietnam, by Richard H. Innerman The Women's Movement: Liberation for Whom?, by Beth Bailey Debating the Counterculture: Ecstasy and Anxiety over the Hip Alternative, by Michael Wm. Doyle Political Conservatism in the Sixties: Silent Majority or White Backlash?, by Jeff Roche The Sixties Legacy: "The Destructive Generation" or "Years of Hope"?, by David Farber Part 3: The Sixties A to Z Part 4: Short Topical Essays Part 5: Special Sections Part 6: Chronology Part 7: Annotated Bibliography

Promotional Information

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.

About the Author

David Farber is the author/editor of three books on the sixties including The Age of Great Dreams and Chicago '68. A professor of history at the University of New Mexico, he has been described by Alan Brinkley as the leading scholar in the field.Beth Bailey is the author of three books, including Sex in the Heartland- described by Carolyn See in the Washington Post as "a treasury of useful information"-and From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America. She is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Reviews

Eminent historians Farber (Age of Great Dreams) and Bailey (Sex in the Heartland) present an accessible, state-of-the-art overview of the turbulent Sixties. Part narrative history and interpretation, part almanac, chronology, and glossary, the book offers an introspective yet entertaining investigation for those who remember the age as well as for those just being introduced to it. The most stimulating chapter includes essays by contributing scholars who assess the legacies of the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, the New Left, the women's movement, and the sexual revolution. An excellent glossary, which includes one-paragraph to one-page views of well-known political leaders and such cultural icons as Twiggy, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and Janis Joplin, bolsters Farber's somewhat sketchy historical summary. In turn, short essays that discuss such topics as the environmental movement, significant legal cases, and religion enhance the glossary. The book concludes with a chronology, demographics, and a comprehensive annotated bibliography, which is noted more for its inclusiveness than the substance of the annotations. One small weakness in this seven-part book is that the affiliations and publications of the secondary contributors are not identified. For another collection of interpretative essays on the Sixties, see Alexander Bloom's Long Time Gone (Oxford Univ., 2001). Highly recommended for academic and public libraries. Karl Helicher, Upper Merion Twp. Lib., King of Prussia, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

An accessible, state-of-the-art overview of the turbulent Sixties. Part narrative history and interpretation, part almanac, chronology, and glossary, the book offers an introspective yet entertaining investigation for those who remember the age as well as for those just being introduced to it. -- Karl Helicher Library Journal This book is a fine addition to any library's collection, so good that faculty may want their students to purchase a copy. If other volumes in the series are half so impressive, libraries may want the series on standing order. Choice It's hard to imagine a more useful multi-function library resource than this latest entry in the Columbia Guide series... everyone from 'the Greatest Generation'to that generation's great-grandchildren can learn something here. Booklist There are many books written about the United States during the 1960s; none are quite like this one.The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s is a multi-purpose book. -- Jennifer Clark Australasian Journal of American Studies

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond Retail Limited.
Back to top