The 1960s

Overview

The 1960s, a new addition to Facts On File's critically acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the period - from letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts - that illustrate how important historical events appeared to those who lived through them. In addition to these firsthand accounts, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book also includes excerpts from such informative documents as the Civil Rights Acts of 1960, 1964, and 1968, ...
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Overview

The 1960s, a new addition to Facts On File's critically acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the period - from letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts - that illustrate how important historical events appeared to those who lived through them. In addition to these firsthand accounts, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book also includes excerpts from such informative documents as the Civil Rights Acts of 1960, 1964, and 1968, President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, President Kennedy's report about the Soviet arms buildup in Cuba, and President Nixon's address to the nation on the Vietnam War, as well as capsule biographies of more than 75 key figures, seven maps and graphs, reference notes, a bibliography, an index, and more than 85 black-and-white illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816048090
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Series: Eyewitness History Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

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Foreword: America in the 1960s
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 To the "New Frontier": January 1960-December 1961 1
2 Lost in the Cold War: January 1962-September 1962 38
3 Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis: October 1962-December 1963 71
4 "All the Way with LBJ": 1964-1965 113
5 Beach Boys America: 1966-1967 160
6 The Perils of Power: 1968 199
7 How the "Sixties" End: 1969-1970 242
App. A: Documents 283
App. B: Biographies of Major Personalities 313
App. C: Maps and Graphs 337
Notes 345
Bibliography 350
Index 379
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