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The '60s for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Grasp the political, cultural, and social impact of the decade

Experience the hope and passion of the '60s

Nostalgic for the sixties? Looking to learn more? This information-packed guide takes you on a tour of the most memorable and significant events of this tumultuous decade. From the Vietnam War to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the early days of the women's movement, you'll see how the many cultural changes continue to shape American life today.

Discover

  • The different presidential administrations
  • Key events of the civil rights movement
  • Why the U.S. became involved in Vietnam
  • How strong opinions divided the country
  • The trends in music, fashion, and media

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* The trends in music, fashion, and media

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A look back on ten tumultuous years that changed the world — the first in our new line of Dummies decade guides. From the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Vietnam War to fads and fashions, music, the women's liberation movement and more.

About the Author

Brian Cassity: Brian Cassity is an assistant professor of history at Kapi’olani Community College who specializes in 20th-century history, specifically the Vietnam War.

Maxine Levaren: Maxine Levaren is a writer, a personal success coach, a passionate traveler, and a lifelong adventurer. Although she hates to admit it, she remembers the 1960s well, looks back on them with nostalgia, and views herself as an unrepentant hippie. She lives in San Diego with her two dogs, Senji and Bandit.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Acting Presidential: Viewing the Decade from the Top.

Chapter 1: The Times They Are A-Changin’.

Chapter 2: Enter JFK: A New Era.

Chapter 3: LBJ and the Great Society.

Chapter 4: Richard Nixon: Cold War Warrior.

Part II: Marching toward Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement.

Chapter 5: Establishing a Firm Foundation.

Chapter 6: Sitting, Riding, and Marching for Freedom.

Chapter 7: Embracing Black Power.

Part III: Fighting for Peace: Vietnam and the Antiwar Movement.

Chapter 8: Welcome to Vietnam.

Chapter 9: Speaking Out against the War.

Chapter 10: Shifting the Burden: Leaving Vietnam.

Part IV: Starting a Revolution: Social Upheaval and Angst.

Chapter 11: Leaning to the Left.

Chapter 12: I Am Woman: From the Frying Pan into the Fire.

Chapter 13: Protesting for Equality and Pushing for Change.

Part V: Tuning In, Turning On, and Dropping Out: Transforming American Culture.

Chapter 14: Far Out: The Counterculture.

Chapter 15: A Long, Strange Trip: Music in the 1960s.

Chapter 16: Exploring Pop Culture.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Years of Hit Songs.

Chapter 18: Ten Movies to Take You Back in Time.

Chapter 19: Ten Things You Could Get for $1.

Appendix: Taking a Trip through Time.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764584145
Manufactured:
Wiley Publishing
Publisher:
For Dummies
Manufactured:
Wiley Publishing
Author:
Levaren, Maxine
Author:
Cassity, Brian
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Nineteen sixties
Subject:
United States History 1961-1969.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
History Special Topics
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
20th century America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20110427
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
8.94x7.44x.88 in. 1.29 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » 50s, 60s, and 70s
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
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