Radical Times (Words of Wisdom Series): Quotes from the Sixties

Radical Times (Words of Wisdom Series): Quotes from the Sixties

by Maureen Slattery
     
 
The Sixties were a decade of unparalleled change. Indeed, perhaps no other era in American history could match the social, political, and cultural upheaval of those times. A decade that began with optimism and willing conformity ended with calls for radical changes in every aspect of American life.

Radical Times is a collection of quotations from and

Overview

The Sixties were a decade of unparalleled change. Indeed, perhaps no other era in American history could match the social, political, and cultural upheaval of those times. A decade that began with optimism and willing conformity ended with calls for radical changes in every aspect of American life.

Radical Times is a collection of quotations from and about the Sixties. The quotes are drawn from the people, events, and movements that came to define this tumultuous decade, forming a cacophony of voices that reflect the chaos and sweeping changes of the time. The Sixties remained marked by intense contradictions, and this collection of quotes underscores that idea. The quotes are culled from many of the most significant events and ideas of the era: Intermingled with the political events are lyrics and words from the great cultural revolution of the period: drugs, sex, and rock and roll.

Timothy Leary dares people to turn on, tune in, and drop out. William Burroughs, Eldridge Cleaver, and Malcolm X explore and explode the notion of the American Dream. Allen Ginsberg, Lyndon Johnson, Denise Levertov, and Richard Nixon each speak out on the Vietnam War. And singer-songwriters such as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney contribute lyrics from the music that echo the revolutionary changes taking place.

From Camelot to Woodstock, Radical Times brims with the voices, ideas, and events that have come to symbolize this most unforgettable decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760763261
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/13/2004
Series:
Words of Wisdom Series
Pages:
91
Product dimensions:
4.94(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.49(d)

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