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America's Uncivil Wars The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon,9780195174977

America's Uncivil Wars The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/10/2006
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press

Summary

Here is a panoramic history of America from 1954 to 1973, ranging from the buoyant teenage rebellion first captured by rock and roll, to the drawn-out and dispriting endgame of Watergate.

Author Biography

Mark Hamilton Lytle is Professor of History and Director of the Historical Studies Program and Codirector of the American Studies Program at Bard College.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
INTRODUCTION 1(12)
PART ONE The Era of Consensus, 1954-63
1 The Consensus
13(13)
2 The Cultural Cold War
26(18)
3 Cracks in the Consensus
44(28)
4 The New Generation
72(24)
5 The Cold War on the New Frontier
96(20)
6 The Second Civil War
116(27)
PART TWO The Sixties, 1964-68
7 1964: Welcome to the 1960's
143(31)
8 Teach-in, Strike Out: The Uncivil Wars Heat Up
174(20)
9 The Great Freak Forward
194(23)
10 A Very Bad Year Begins
217(23)
11 A Bad Year Gets Worse: The Domestic War Front
240(29)
PART THREE The Rise of Essentialist Politics and the Fall of Richard Nixon, 1969-74
12 The Rise of Gender and Identity Politics
269(20)
13 Identities of Race and Ethnicity
289(27)
14 Taking on the System
316(18)
15 The Uncivil Wars: Woodstock to Kent State
334(23)
16 Watergate: The Last Battle
357(18)
EPILOGUE Who Won? 375(5)
Notes on Sources 380(13)
Index 393

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