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Time It Was: American Stories from the Sixties / Edition 1
     

Time It Was: American Stories from the Sixties / Edition 1

by Karen Manners Smith, Tim Koster
 

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ISBN-10: 0131840770

ISBN-13: 9780131840775

Pub. Date: 05/10/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What was it like to live through the Sixties? The writers of these 27 memoirs offer the essence of life and youth in the period. In first-person narratives that range from poignant reminiscences to dramatic adventures, the writers convey what it felt like to land a helicopter in the middle of a firefight in Vietnam, to be beaten and jailed for trying to integrate

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What was it like to live through the Sixties? The writers of these 27 memoirs offer the essence of life and youth in the period. In first-person narratives that range from poignant reminiscences to dramatic adventures, the writers convey what it felt like to land a helicopter in the middle of a firefight in Vietnam, to be beaten and jailed for trying to integrate restaurants in the American South, to run for cover when soldiers opened fire on a campus peace rally in Ohio. Other stories describe the writers' experiences organizing farm workers with Cesar Chavez, campaigning to elect Barry Goldwater, striking for Free Speech at Berkeley, living in a commune, joining the women's liberation movement, becoming caught up in a religious cult, or camping in the rain at Woodstock.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131840775
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

I. Vietnam
Introduction
Wayne Coe: “Blackhawk Five Four”
Episodes in the life of a U.S. helicopter pilot
Paul Coe: “Letters Home”
A draftee writes to his family from Vietnam
Leah O’Leary: “The GIs Called Us Donut Dollies”
A Red Cross volunteer in Vietnam
Tim Koster: “United States Blues”
The Draft Lottery and an unlucky birthday
Ngoc Quang Huynh: “A Life in Flight”
Escaping post-war Vietnam

II. Struggles for Social Justice
Introduction
Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons: “Mama Told Me Not to Go”
Working with SNCC in Mississippi, Freedom Summer 1964
Raymond Hubbard: “Deep in the Heart”
Growing up black in the Jim Crow South
Sara Evans: “Not My Mother’s Path”
A historian traces her journey to Women’s Liberation
Toby Marotta: “Students of Stonewall”
Encountering the militant Gay Liberation movement
Yolanda Retter Vargas: “Sisterhood is Possible”
The life of a feminist Latina lesbian.
Johnny Flynn: “Something in the Wind”
Spiritual renewal in the American Indian Movement.

III. Pathways
Introduction
Tom Collins: “Hope House”
Volunteer tutoring with Upward Bound, 1965-1966
John Manners: “The Peace Corps: Kenya, 1968-1972”
Teaching school in Africa
Jim Fadiman: “Opening the Doors of Perception”
Psychedelics and research in the Sixties
Steve Diamond: “Back to the Land”
A search for simplicity and spiritual health
Karen Smith: “The Process”
Five years in a New Age religious cult

IV. Conservative Currents
Introduction
John Werlich: Born on the Fourth of July
The making of a conservative
Robert Poole: Libertarian Awakening
Campus conservative movements and the 1964 “Goldwater for President” campaign
Ron McCoy: “It Ain’t Me Babe: Working for Richard Nixon”
An insider’s view of RichardNixon’s 1968 Republican presidential campaign.
Gerald Scott: “War on Drugs: A View From the Trenches”
Undercover in the DEA

V. Landmark Events
Introduction
Pat Royse: “Fire in the Streets”
Reporting on the Cleveland Riots, July 1966.
Tara Gordon: “Chicago ‘68”
Innocence and violence at the Democratic Convention.
Sheila Lennon: “Three Days of Peace and Music”
Remembering the Woodstock Concert, 1969
Carole Barbato and Laura Davis “Ordinary Lives: May 4, 1970”
Two students recall the shootings at Kent State

VI. Speaking Out
Introduction
Jackie Goldberg: “Sit Down! Sit Down!”
The Free Speech Movement at the University of California at Berkeley
Maria and Antonia Saludado: “Standing With Cesar”
Women in the United Farm Workers Movement
Sam Lovejoy: “Somebody’s Got to Do It”
Anti-Nuclear Activism and Civil Disobedience

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