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The Resource America's uncivil wars : the Sixties era from Elvis to the fall of Richard Nixon, Mark Hamilton Lytle

America's uncivil wars : the Sixties era from Elvis to the fall of Richard Nixon, Mark Hamilton Lytle

Label
America's uncivil wars : the Sixties era from Elvis to the fall of Richard Nixon
Title
America's uncivil wars
Title remainder
the Sixties era from Elvis to the fall of Richard Nixon
Statement of responsibility
Mark Hamilton Lytle
Title variation
Sixties era
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Here is a panoramic history of America from 1954 to 1973, ranging from the buoyant teenage rebellion first captured by rock and roll, to the drawn-out and dispiriting endgame of Watergate." "In America's Uncivil Wars, Mark Hamilton Lytle illuminates the great social, cultural, and political upheavals of the era. He begins his chronicle surprisingly early, in the late '50s and early '6Os, when A-bomb protests and books ranging from Catcher in the Rye to Silent Spring and The Feminine Mystique challenged attitudes towards sexuality and the military-industrial complex. As baby boomers went off to college, drug use increased, women won more social freedom, and the widespread availability of birth control pills eased inhibitions against premarital sex. Lytle describes how in 1967 these isolated trends began to merge into the mainstream of American life. The counterculture spread across the nation, Black Power dominated the struggle for racial equality, and political activists mobilized vast numbers of dissidents against the war. It all came to a head in 1968, with the deepening morass of the war, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., race riots, widespread campus unrest, the violence at the Democratic convention in Chicago, and the election of Richard Nixon. By then, not only did Americans divide over race, class, and gender, but also over matters as simple as the length of a boy's hair or of a girl's skirt. Only in the aftermath of Watergate did the uncivil wars finally crawl to an end, leaving in their wake a new elite that better reflected the nation's social and cultural diversity."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Lytle, Mark H
Dewey number
973.923
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E839
LC item number
.L98 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nineteen sixties
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America's uncivil wars : the Sixties era from Elvis to the fall of Richard Nixon, Mark Hamilton Lytle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-392) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- PART ONE: THE ERA OF CONSENSUS, 1954-63: The consensus -- The cultural cold war -- Cracks in the consensus -- The new generation -- The cold war on the New Frontier -- The second civil war -- PART TWO: THE SIXTIES, 1964-68: 1964: welcome to the 1960s -- Teach-in, strike-out: the uncivil wars heat up -- The great freak forward -- A very bad year begins -- A bad year gets worse: the domestic war front -- PART THREE: THE RISE OF ESSENTIALIST POLITICS AND THE FALL OF RICHARD NIXON, 1969-74: The rise of gender and identity politics -- Identities of race and ethnicity -- Taking on the system -- The uncivil wars: Woodstock to Kent State -- Watergate: the last battle -- Epilogue: Who won?
Control code
57069343
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 416 pages
Isbn
9780195174977
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004063585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780195174960
  • 9780195174977
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
America's uncivil wars : the Sixties era from Elvis to the fall of Richard Nixon, Mark Hamilton Lytle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- PART ONE: THE ERA OF CONSENSUS, 1954-63: The consensus -- The cultural cold war -- Cracks in the consensus -- The new generation -- The cold war on the New Frontier -- The second civil war -- PART TWO: THE SIXTIES, 1964-68: 1964: welcome to the 1960s -- Teach-in, strike-out: the uncivil wars heat up -- The great freak forward -- A very bad year begins -- A bad year gets worse: the domestic war front -- PART THREE: THE RISE OF ESSENTIALIST POLITICS AND THE FALL OF RICHARD NIXON, 1969-74: The rise of gender and identity politics -- Identities of race and ethnicity -- Taking on the system -- The uncivil wars: Woodstock to Kent State -- Watergate: the last battle -- Epilogue: Who won?
Control code
57069343
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 416 pages
Isbn
9780195174977
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004063585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780195174960
  • 9780195174977
Other physical details
illustrations

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