A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s / Edition 1

A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s / Edition 1

by Rebecca E. Klatch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520217144

ISBN-13: 9780520217140

Pub. Date: 10/20/1999

Publisher: University of California Press

The 1960s was not just an era of civil rights, anti-war protest, women's liberation, hippies, marijuana, and rock festivals. The untold story of the 1960s is in fact about the New Right. For young conservatives the decade was about Barry Goldwater, Ayn Rand, an important war in the fight against communism, and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF).
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The 1960s was not just an era of civil rights, anti-war protest, women's liberation, hippies, marijuana, and rock festivals. The untold story of the 1960s is in fact about the New Right. For young conservatives the decade was about Barry Goldwater, Ayn Rand, an important war in the fight against communism, and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF).
In A Generation Divided, Rebecca Klatch examines the generation that came into political consciousness during the 1960s, telling the story of both the New Right and the New Left, and including the voices of women as well as men. The result is a riveting narrative of an extraordinary decade, of how politics became central to the identities of a generation of people, and how changes in the political landscape of the 1980s and 1990s affected this identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520217140
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/20/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The New Age17
2Backgrounds37
3The Making of an Activist59
4Traditionalists, Anarchists, and Radicals97
5The Counterculture: Left Meets Right134
6The Woman Question158
7Paradise Lost186
8Picking up the Pieces: The 1970s239
9Adult Lives280
Conclusion331
Appendix A: Archives and Primary Sources335
Appendix B: Names and Dates of Interviews337
Appendix CThe Sharon Statement341
Notes343
Index371

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