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Author Fischer, Klaus P., 1942-

Title America in White, Black, and gray : the stormy 1960s / Klaus P. Fischer
Published New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2006
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Contents [ch.] 1. Introduction -- 1. A voice from the silent generation -- 2. The way we were : before and after the 1960s -- 3. An age of protest -- [ch.] 2. Fault lines in a land of perfection -- 1. The myth of a perfect beginning -- 2. Immigration : more pluribus than Unum? -- 3. The flaws of consensus liberalism -- 4. Beacon or crusader : splits in American foreign policy -- 5. The racist blood-knot in American history -- [ch.] 3. The pig in the python : a generation of vipers? -- 1. Baby boomers and their parents -- 2. The American horn of plenty : paradox and portent -- 3. The emergence of a teenage subculture -- [ch.] 4. John F. Kennedy and the Camelot image -- 1. Kennedy the man and the leader : image and reality -- 2. The Kennedy administration : the best and the brightest? -- 3. Eyeball to eyeball : the world at the nuclear brink -- 4. The trauma of November 22, 1963, and its aftermath -- 5. JFK : the legacy -- [ch.] 5. Searching for the promised land : Black civil rights -- 1. Sit-down protests in the South -- 2. Freedom rides -- 3. Voter registration -- 4. Black nationalism -- 5. The end of the second Reconstruction -- [ch.] 6. Liberalism at high tide under Lyndon Johnson -- 1. A Texan in the White House -- 2. The Great Society -- 3. Liberal justice : the Warren court -- 4. From Great Society to sick society -- [ch.] 7. Vietnam and protest -- 1. Approaching a quagmire -- 2. Paying any price and bearing any burden -- 3. Hot Damn Vietnam : LBJ and the war -- 4. Hell no, we won't go -- 5. Nixon's war and defeat in Vietnam -- 6. The end of victory culture? -- [ch.] 8. The crisis of 1968 : the fall of liberalism -- 1. A speculative stampede on gold -- 2. Losing the streets : the crisis of law and order -- 3. The "dump Johnson" movement -- 4. Thunder from the right -- 5. Miami, Chicago, and the election of 1968 -- [ch.] 9. A young generation in revolt -- 1. America awash in rebellious young people -- 2. The new left and student militancy in the 1960s -- 3. The catalyst : the free speech movement at Berkeley -- 4. From protest to "revolutionary action" -- 5. Students at war with the establishment -- 6. Radical terrorism and the conservative reaction -- 7. Black student militancy -- 8. The student right -- 9. Coda -- [ch.] 10. Countercultural protest movements -- 1. Was there a counterculture? -- 2. The myth of the Woodstock nation -- 3. Back to nature : the commune movement -- 4. It's the music, stupid! -- 5. Counterculture into consumer culture -- [ch.] 11. Riding the coattails of revolt : neglected minorities -- 1. Women's liberation -- 2. Radical feminism -- 3. Coming out of the closet : gay men -- 4. Brown power -- 5. Red power -- 6. The minority rights problem : more pluribus than Unum? -- [ch.] 12. Peering into the historical looking glass -- 1. Fault lines revisited -- 2. Consumer culture is boomer culture -- 3. The great cultural implosion -- 4. The end of shame and guilt -- 5. The indigestible sixties
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 420-438) and index
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Subject Nineteen sixties.
Social problems -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 1961-1969.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441175989 (electronic bk.)
9781441175984 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Subtitle on cover: History of the stormy 1960s