The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade

The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade

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by Gerard J. DeGroot
     
 

This book revisits the Sixties we forgot or somehow failed to witness. In a kaleidoscopic global tour of the decade, DeGroot reminds us that the “Ballad of the Green Beret” outsold “Give Peace a Chance,” that the Students for a Democratic Society were outnumbered by Young Americans for Freedom, that revolution was always a pipe dream, and that… See more details below

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This book revisits the Sixties we forgot or somehow failed to witness. In a kaleidoscopic global tour of the decade, DeGroot reminds us that the “Ballad of the Green Beret” outsold “Give Peace a Chance,” that the Students for a Democratic Society were outnumbered by Young Americans for Freedom, that revolution was always a pipe dream, and that the Sixties belong to Reagan and de Gaulle more than to Kennedy and Dubcek.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674034631
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
1,050,146
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction


Preludes
  • Torgau: A Brief Moment of Sanity
  • At Home: The Generation Gap


Premonitions
  • On the Airwaves: Transistor Radios
  • San Francisco: A Collection of Angels
  • Howling at the World
  • Worcester: The Pill
  • The Congo: Democracy Murdered
  • The Old Bailey: Lady Chatterley on trial
  • Washington: New Frontiers


Hard Rain
  • Sharpeville: Apartheid Is a Way of Death
  • Bay of Pigs: It Seemed Like a Good Idea
  • Berlin: The Wall
  • Ap Bac: Bad News from a Place Called Vietnam
  • Novaya Zemlya and Cuba: Big Bombs


All Gone to Look for America
  • Albany and Birmingham: Lessons of Nonviolence
  • Port Huron: Students for a Democratic Society
  • Washington: I Have a Dream
  • Arlington National Cemetery: Kennedy and Vietnam


Call Out the Instigators
  • Duxbury: Rachel Carson
  • Harlem: Malcolm X
  • Havana: Che
  • Miami: The Greatest
  • Chelsea: Mary Quant


Universal Soldiers
  • Tonkin Gulf: Carte Blanche
  • Sinai: The Six-Day War
  • Biafra: The Problem of Africa
  • Guangxi Province: Cannibals for Mao


And in the Streets . . .
  • Margate: Mods versus Rockers
  • Watts: Long Hot Summer
  • Berkeley: Free Speech
  • Amsterdam: Provo Pioneers
  • Selma: Black Power


Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n’ Roll
  • Millbrook: Acid Dreams
  • In Bed: Sex and Love
  • Liverpool: The Beatles
  • Manchester: The Battle for Bob Dylan
  • Woodstock: A Festival Yes; A Nation No


Everybody Get Together
  • Sharon: Young Americans for Freedom
  • London: Love Is All You Need
  • San Francisco: It’s Free Because It’s Yours!
  • Greenwich Village: Yippie!
  • Oakland: The Black Panthers
  • Delano: Boycott Grapes


Turn, Turn, Turn
  • Saigon: Tet
  • Atlantic City: From Miss America to Ms. World
  • Greenwich Village: Stonewall
  • San Francisco: Summer of Rape


Gone to Graveyards
  • Memphis: The Death of King
  • Prague: Short Spring
  • Los Angeles: The Death of Hope
  • Mexico City: Shooting Students


You Say You Want a Revolution?
  • Berlin: Rudi the Red
  • New York: Up against the Wall, Motherfucker!
  • Paris: Absurdists Revolt
  • London: A Very British Revolution


Wilted Flowers
  • Vatican: Humanae Vitae
  • Mayfair: Casualties of the Cultural Revolution
  • People’s Park: The Future in a Vacant Lot
  • San Diego: A Burning Desire to End the War


Meet the New Boss
  • Jakarta: A Perfect Little Coup
  • Hollywood: Takin’ Care of Business
  • Los Angeles: A Goddamned Electable Person
  • St. Louis: Curt Flood versus Baseball


No Direction Home
  • Altamont: The Day the Music Died
  • Chappaquiddick: A Career Drowned
  • The Moon: Magnificent Desolation
  • Greenwich Village: You Don’t Need a Weatherman
  • Old Bailey: Another Obscenity Trial

  • Epitaph: It’s Life’s Illusions I Recall

  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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