A Generation Divided

Author: Rebecca E. Klatch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520922341
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A Generation Divided from the Author: Rebecca E. Klatch. The 1960s was not just an era of civil rights, anti-war protest, women's liberation, hippies, marijuana, and rock festivals. The untold story of the 1960s is in fact about the New Right. For young conservatives the decade was about Barry Goldwater, Ayn Rand, an important war in the fight against communism, and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). In A Generation Divided, Rebecca Klatch examines the generation that came into political consciousness during the 1960s, telling the story of both the New Right and the New Left, and including the voices of women as well as men. The result is a riveting narrative of an extraordinary decade, of how politics became central to the identities of a generation of people, and how changes in the political landscape of the 1980s and 1990s affected this identity.

A Generation Divided

Author: Rebecca E. Klatch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520217140
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A Generation Divided from the Author: Rebecca E. Klatch. "A must read for anyone interested in the history of the '60s, the unfolding of its social movements, and the search for and discovery of identity among the young activists of the period."--Arlene Kaplan Daniels, Northwestern University "A very useful, almost encyclopedic rendition of two vital incipient movements in a very important decade in the social history of the nation."--Troy Duster, author of Backdoor to Eugenics "A richly textured, fascinating comparison of Students for a Democratic Society on the left and Young Americans for Freedom on the right that reshapes how we understand the political generation of 'the sixties.' Klatch's brilliant and nuanced study of the life histories and ideological values of these political activists is required reading for anyone interested in social movement activism and the social history of American politics."--Kathleen Blee, author of Women of the Klan "An exemplary piece of scholarship that greatly enriches our knowledge of the 1960s, even as it underscores the era's continuing influence on contemporary American society. But my admiration for Klatch's book extends well beyond its specific contribution to our knowledge about the 1960s. It is also the very best book on the social psychological and social/cultural dynamics of individual activism I have ever read. Need more reasons to buy the book? Try this: It is a groundbreaking study of women's lives in the midst of the gender revolution. You get the point. This is an important and engaging book."--Doug McAdam, author of Freedom Summer "Rebecca Klatch writes about the sixties, neither to praise nor to condemn, but to understand. Her decision to compare SDSers and YAFers was inspired, and we can all learn much from her wonderfully sympathetic sociological skills."--Alan Wolfe, author of Whose Keeper? Social Science and Moral Obligation

Women In Magazines

Author: Rachel Ritchie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317584023
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Women In Magazines from the Author: Rachel Ritchie. Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and appearance. In the decades that followed, feminist scholars criticized such publications as at best conservative and at worst regressive in their treatment of gender norms and ideals. However, this perspective obscures the heterogeneity of the magazine industry itself and women’s experiences of it, both as readers and as journalists. This collection explores such diversity, highlighting the differing and at times contradictory images and understandings of women in a range of magazines and women’s contributions to magazines in a number of contexts from late nineteenth century publications to twenty-first century titles in Britain, North America, continental Europe and Australia.

Peace And Freedom

Author: Simon Hall
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812219753
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Peace And Freedom from the Author: Simon Hall. Two great social causes held center stage in American politics in the 1960s: the civil rights movement and the antiwar groundswell in the face of a deepening American military commitment in Vietnam. In Peace and Freedom, Simon Hall explores two linked themes: the civil rights movement's response to the war in Vietnam on the one hand and, on the other, the relationship between the black groups that opposed the war and the mainstream peace movement. Based on comprehensive archival research, the book weaves together local and national stories to offer an illuminating and judicious chronicle of these movements, demonstrating how their increasingly radicalized components both found common cause and provoked mutual antipathies. Peace and Freedom shows how and why the civil rights movement responded to the war in differing ways—explaining black militants' hostility toward the war while also providing a sympathetic treatment of those organizations and leaders reluctant to take a stand. And, while Black Power, counterculturalism, and left-wing factionalism all made interracial coalition-building more difficult, the book argues that it was the peace movement's reluctance to link the struggle to end the war with the fight against racism at home that ultimately prevented the two movements from cooperating more fully. Considering the historical relationship between the civil rights movement and foreign policy, Hall also offers an in-depth look at the history of black America's links with the American left and with pacifism. With its keen insights into one of the most controversial decades in American history, Peace and Freedom recaptures the immediacy and importance of the time.

Debating The 1960s

Author: Michael W. Flamm
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742522138
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Debating The 1960s from the Author: Michael W. Flamm. Debating the 1960s explores the decade through the controversies between radicals, liberals, and conservatives. The focus is on four main areas of contention: social welfare, civil rights, foreign relations, and social order. The book also examines the emergence of the New Left and the modern conservative movement. Combining analytical essays and historical documents, the book highlights the polarization of the era and assesses the enduring importance of the 1960s on contemporary American politics and society.

America In Revolt During The 1960s And 1970s

Author: Rodney P. Carlisle
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851098836
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America In Revolt During The 1960s And 1970s from the Author: Rodney P. Carlisle. Describes major events of the 1960s and 1970s, including the civil rights movement, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Tet Offensive, and looks at how history would have changed if the events turned out differentlyor under different conditions.

The Columbia Guide To America In The 1960s

Author: David Farber
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231518072
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The Columbia Guide To America In The 1960s from the Author: David Farber. 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.

Reluctant Witnesses

Author: Arlene Stein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199381925
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Reluctant Witnesses from the Author: Arlene Stein. Americans now learn about the Holocaust in high school, watch films about it on television, and visit museums dedicated to preserving its memory. But for the first two decades following the end of World War II, discussion of the destruction of European Jewry was largely absent from American culture and the tragedy of the Holocaust was generally seen as irrelevant to non-Jewish Americans. Today, the Holocaust is widely recognized as a universal moral touchstone. In Reluctant Witnesses, sociologist Arlene Stein--herself the daughter of a Holocaust survivor--mixes memoir, history, and sociological analysis to tell the story of the rise of Holocaust consciousness in the United States from the perspective of survivors and their descendants. If survivors tended to see Holocaust storytelling as mainly a private affair, their children--who reached adulthood during the heyday of identity politics--reclaimed their hidden family histories and transformed them into public stories. Reluctant Witnesses documents how a group of people who had previously been unrecognized and misunderstood managed to find its voice. It tells this story in relation to the changing status of trauma and victimhood in American culture. At a time when a sense of Holocaust fatigue seems to be setting in and when the remaining survivors are at the end of their lives, it affirms that confronting traumatic memories and catastrophic histories can help us make our world mean something beyond ourselves.

Right Face

Author: Niels Bjerre-Poulsen
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 9788772898094
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Right Face from the Author: Niels Bjerre-Poulsen. Right Face tells the compelling story of how the American conservative movement in the two decades following World War II managed to move from obscurity to the center stage of national politics. When Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 defeated the conservative champion Robert Taft and won the Republican presidential nomination, many on the American right felt that they had become homeless within the established party-system. The brand of liberalism which permeated the nation's intellectual life had also become bipartisan political doctrine. The feeling of cultural and political ostracism triggered a quest for an independent conservative network of organizations, with the hope of either "taking back" the Republican Party or creating a viable alternative. The first part of Right Face recounts the often bitter struggle to define the meaning of conservatism in modern America. Part two concerns the search for influential national outlets for conservative opinion, whereas part three focuses on the movement's actual plunge into electoral politics - not least on its well-planned takeover of the Republican Party machinery in 1964 and the resulting presidential nomination of Senator Barry Goldwater. An epilogue attempts to trace main currents in the evolution of American conservatism since the 1960s, as well as to assess the extent to which American conservatives have managed to create the "Counter-Establishment" they set out to create more than half a century ago. In a sense the conservatives actually set out on two different quests: One was for intellectual respectability. The other was for political power. As this study reveals, the two goals were not always compatible. Based on extensive archival sources, Right Face provides an incisive analysis of the conservative movement and the forces that shaped it. With its blending of intellectual and organizational developments, it adds an important chapter to the history of American political culture in the 20th century.

Crimes Of Dissent

Author: Jarret S. Lovell
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814752494
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Crimes Of Dissent from the Author: Jarret S. Lovell. From animal rights to anti-abortion, from tax resistance to anti-poverty, activists from across the political spectrum often deliberately break the law to further their causes. While not behaviors common to hardened or self-seeking criminals, the staging of civil disobedience, non-violent resistance, and direct action can nevertheless trigger a harsh response from law enforcement, with those arrested risking jail time and criminal records. Crimes of Dissent features the voices of these activists, presenting a fascinating insider’s look at the motivations, costs and consequences of deliberately violating the law as a strategy of social change. Crimes of Dissent provides readers with an in-depth understanding of why activists break the law, and what happens to them when they do. Using dynamic examples, both historic and recent, Jarret Lovell explores how seasoned protesters are handled and treated by the criminal justice system, shedding light on the intersection between the political and the criminal. By adopting the unique vantage of the street-level activist, Crimes of Dissent provides a fascinating view of protest from the ground, giving voice to those who refuse to remain silent by risking punishment for their political actions.