At the time, communism appeared to be a dynamic, if sinister, force in the world. After this series, there was a vast new sudden upturn in popular books and other works on the Civil War. In the eyes of the U. A public which, according to polls, admired Eleanor Roosevelt more than any woman in the world, seemed amenable to another wave of governmental activism. It is, far and away, the most compelling single volume history of the 1960s currently available. Heavy industries like steel were still the core of the American economy.
Category: History Author : Sherry L. This is true, I've noticed, even for those not old enough to remember the 60s. He has loosed the fateful lightening of his terrible swift sword. Their book is therefore more than anotherhistory: it is an act ofengaged citizenship. The Civil rights movement, the women's movement, sex, drugs, rock n roll, the war on poverty; it's all decribed in plain English.
The film was co-produced by Ken's brother , written by and Ric Burns, edited by with cinematography by Buddy Squires. For instance, they inexplicably relegate the huge 1963 March on Washington to a brief mention. This is the 4th edition of a popular text. Does it change my opinion of some of the central cast of characters? Prior to this series, the Civil War had been somewhat neglected in popular historical consciousness. We set out a few material facts, benchmarks of what had been achieved and what was lacking in American society.
The Making of a Youth Culture Chapter 9. Whites versus blacks, liberals versus conservatives as well as liberals versus radicals , young versus old, men versus women, hawks versus doves, rich versus poor, taxpayers versus welfare recipients, the religious versus the secular, the hip versus the straight, the gay versus the straight-everywhere one looked, new battalions took the field, in a spirit ranging from that of redemptive sacrifice to vengeful defiance. Robert Brent Toplin wrote a book in 1996, Ken Burns's The Civil War: Historians Respond, which includes essays both from critical academic historians who felt their topics of interest weren't covered in enough detail in the series as well as responses from Ken Burns and others involved in the series' production. Isserman and Kazin grapple with the abundant paradoxes of an era of youthful activism and resurgent conservatism, of sexual revolution and religious revival, of naive political optimism and growing distrust in government. To grasp how and why America changed economically, politically, and culturally in the 1960s, one must capture something of its diverse reality at the start of the stormiest decade since the Civil War. Not every southerner was so uncompromising.
Schwab's arrangements in particular have been acclaimed by many experts. It is a somewhat short book yet very thorough. The Conservative Revival Chapter 12. Of course, such a self-serving interpretation may in fact vary wildly from anything like an accurate accounting of the actual unfolding of events and issues. To buy this book at the lowest price,. The young Catholic John F. Your partnership in most cases will produce children, and together you and the man will create a haven, a home, a way of life.
Isserman and Kazin grapple with the abundant paradoxes of an era of youthful activism and resurgent conservatism, of sexual revolution and religious revival, of naive political optimism and growing distrust in government. Why Did the United States Fight in Vietnam? I couldn't find one single paragraph where I felt they were pushing an opinion. Women over 45 led the way, swelling the professions and the ranks of office workers. In short, this is a sometimes useful if tepid and occasionally odd corrective to more lopsided views of the '60s. About the Author: Maurice Isserman is Professor of History at Hamilton College. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. The authors don This book arrived right away and in great condition.
The perfect resource for the 60s. The decade closed on August 9 1974 when Nixon resigned the Presidency. Nixon, on the other hand, was Nixon. To commemorate the film's 25th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of , the film underwent a complete digital restoration to high definition format in 2015. It was first broadcast on on five consecutive nights from September 23 to 28, 1990. For the fourth edition the authors have updated the text in light of new research, offering strong and thoughtful analysis of such key topics as the U.
Isserman and Kazin grapple with the abundant paradoxes of an era of youthful activism and resurgent conservatism, of sexual revolution and religious revival, of naive political optimism and growing distrust in government. We also were able to eliminate a great deal of the dust and dirt that often get embedded into 16mm film when it is printed. . The New Frontier of American Liberalism Chapter 4. Neuman, the gap-toothed idiot with oversized ears and freckles whose comic image beamed from every issue of Mad. A conservative revival and the war brings another change leading to the election of Richard Nixon in the latter part of the decade.
Popular music—especially rock and roll and the rhythm and blues from which it sprang—became a major arena of generational strife. Smith was able to block most proposals he disapproved from even coming to the House floor. Ike left office with a popularity rating of nearly 60 percent. Since the end of the world war, its adherents steadily gained new territory, weapons, and followers. The most comprehensive, comprehensible history of the American 1960s that I know. Isserman and Kazin grapple with the abundant paradoxes of an era of youthful activism and resurgent conservatism, of sexual revolution and religious revival, of naive political optimism and growing distrust in government. Written by two top experts on the era--Michael Isserman, a historian of American radicalism, and Michael Kazin, a specialist in social movements--this book provides a compelling tale of this tumultuous era filled with fresh and persuasive insights.
Of course, the meaning of any particular fact depends upon where one stands, and with what views and resources one engages the world. Black Ordeal, Black Freedom Chapter 3. The second presents ten original interpretative essays from prominent historians about significant and controversial issues from the Vietnam War to the sexual revolution, followed by a concise encyclopedia articles organized alphabetically. Most principal themes are assessed. Introduction We have not yet achieved justice.