And the Crooked Places Made Straight: The Struggle for Social Change in the 1960s / Edition 2

And the Crooked Places Made Straight: The Struggle for Social Change in the 1960s / Edition 2

by David Chalmers, Chalmers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801853346

ISBN-13: 9780801853340

Pub. Date: 03/01/1996

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

David Chalmers' widely acclaimed overview of the 1960s describes how the civil rights movement touched off a widening challenge to traditional values and arrangements. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set national standards for race, politics, policing, and privacy. He examines the long, losing war on poverty and the struggle between the media and the

Overview

David Chalmers' widely acclaimed overview of the 1960s describes how the civil rights movement touched off a widening challenge to traditional values and arrangements. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set national standards for race, politics, policing, and privacy. He examines the long, losing war on poverty and the struggle between the media and the government over the war in Vietnam. He follows feminism's "second wave" and the emergence of the environmental, consumer, and citizen action movements. And he explores the worlds of rock, sex, and drugs, and the entwining of the youth culture, the counterculture, and the American marketplace.

This newly revised edition carries the story into the angry 1990s, in which the shadow of Vietnam still hangs over national policy and the social ethic of the sixties is overshadowed by a conservative counterrevolution against taxes, social programs, and the powers of the national government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801853340
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Series:
American Moment Series
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xv

1 Coming Out of the 1950s 1

2 Marching in the Streets 17

3 Through the Halls of Government 35

4 Poverty and Progress 55

5 Revolt on the Campus 68

6 The Counterculture 88

7 President's War, Media War 101

8 The Antiwar Movement 118

9 The End of Optimism 135

10 Toward the Liberation of Women 146

11 Legacies and Continuities 168

Select Further Readings 195

Index 199

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