This is America?: The Sixties in Lawrence, Kansas / Edition 1

This is America?: The Sixties in Lawrence, Kansas / Edition 1

by R. Monhollon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403965749

ISBN-13: 9781403965745

Pub. Date: 08/17/2002

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Communities across America were thrown into upheaval during the 1960s, when thousands of young people began to publicly question the status quo, particularly in terms of race, youth, and gender. As grassroots social movements sprung up on college campuses (and often spread to surrounding towns) where participants debated race, the role of government, Vietnam, feminism

Overview

Communities across America were thrown into upheaval during the 1960s, when thousands of young people began to publicly question the status quo, particularly in terms of race, youth, and gender. As grassroots social movements sprung up on college campuses (and often spread to surrounding towns) where participants debated race, the role of government, Vietnam, feminism, the Cold War, and other issues of the day, Americans that supported the status quo joined forces to oppose the activists and lend their own voices to the debate on the meaning of citizenship and patriotism. Monhollon uncovers the voices of ordinary people on all sides of the political spectrum in the university town of Lawrence, Kansas, and reveals how Americans from a range of ideological and political perspectives responded to and tried to resolve political and social conflict in the 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403965745
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
08/17/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
729,251
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Homestead of the Free Kansas Must Declare War The Right to These Things The Proper Sense of Values Strength Through Peace or Peace Through Strength? Our Way of Life The American Way This is America? This is Kansas? This is Lawrence? Lawrence Will Become a Police State Epilogue

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