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Title:
America divided : the civil war of the 1960s
Author:
Isserman, Maurice.
ISBN:
9780195160468

9780195160475
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Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Physical Description:
xii, 371 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Preface xi -- Introduction 1 --1. Gathering of the Forces 7 -- 2. Black Ordeal, Black Freedom 23 -- 3. The New Frontier of American Liberalism 47 -- 4. Why Did the United States Fight in Vietnam? 67 -- 5. 1963 85 -- 6. The Rise of the Great Society 107 -- 7. 1965 131 -- 8. The Making of a Youth Culture 151 -- 9. The New Left 173 -- 10. The Fall of the Great Society 195 -- 11. The Conservative Revival 213 -- 12. 1968 229 -- 13. Many Faiths: The '60s Reformation 249 -- 14. No Cease-Fire: 1969-1974 269 --Conclusion: Winners, Losers, and Consequences 301 -- Critical Events During the Long 1960s 311 -- Bibliographical Essay 319 -- Notes 325 -- Index 355.
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In this revised edition of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, historians Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin update their critically-acclaimed and popular account of on eo f the most tumultuous decades in American history. Drawing upon the latest scholarship, they include new insightsinto the Vietnam War, youth culture, and the lasting impact of the 1960s on American politics, culture, and society.


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America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, 2/e, is the definitive interpretive survey of the political, social, and cultural history of 1960s America. Written by two top experts on the era--Maurice Isserman, a scholar of the Left, and Michael Kazin, a specialist in Right-wing politics andculture--this book provides a compelling tale of this tumultuous era filled with fresh and persuasive insights.In this revised edition, Isserman and Kazin draw upon the latest scholarship to offer new insights into the Vietnam War, youth culture, and the lasting impact of the 1960s on American politics, culture, and society. They cover such important events as the Cuban Missile Crisis and Operation RollingThunder; the rise of Motown, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles; and the role played by organizations ranging from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee to the Campus Crusade for Christ. Isserman and Kazin also shed some much-needed light on the era's often overlooked rise of the New Right and itsfar-reaching implications, which not only offer a critical dimension to the understanding of this period, but to the future of America as well. America Divided, 2/e, defines, discusses, and analyzes all sides of the political, social, and cultural conflicts of the 1960s in a swiftly movingnarrative. It is ideal for courses in 1960s America and America since 1945.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
1. Gathering of the Forcesp. 7
2. Black Ordeal, Black Freedomp. 23
3. The New Frontier of American Liberalismp. 47
4. Why Did the United States Fight in Vietnam?p. 67
5. 1963p. 85
6. The Rise of the Great Societyp. 107
7. 1965p. 131
8. The Making of a Youth Culturep. 151
9. The New Leftp. 173
10. The Fall of the Great Societyp. 195
11. The Conservative Revivalp. 213
12. 1968p. 229
13. Many Faiths: The '60s Reformationp. 249
14. No Cease-Fire: 1969-1974p. 269
Conclusion: Winners, Losers, and Consequencesp. 301
Critical Events During the Long 1960sp. 311
Bibliographical Essayp. 319
Notesp. 325
Indexp. 355
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
1. Gathering of the Forcesp. 7
2. Black Ordeal, Black Freedomp. 23
3. The New Frontier of American Liberalismp. 47
4. Why Did the United States Fight in Vietnam?p. 67
5. 1963p. 85
6. The Rise of the Great Societyp. 107
7. 1965p. 131
8. The Making of a Youth Culturep. 151
9. The New Leftp. 173
10. The Fall of the Great Societyp. 195
11. The Conservative Revivalp. 213
12. 1968p. 229
13. Many Faiths: The '60s Reformationp. 249
14. No Cease-Fire: 1969-1974p. 269
Conclusion: Winners, Losers, and Consequencesp. 301
Critical Events During the Long 1960sp. 311
Bibliographical Essayp. 319
Notesp. 325
Indexp. 355