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Author Burner, David, 1937-

Title Making peace with the 60s / David Burner
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1996]


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Description 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Making peace with the 60s / David Burner. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Introduction 3 -- I Sudden Freedom 13 -- II Killers of the Dream 49 -- III Resolve and Restraint: The Cold War under Kennedy 84 -- IV The Rucksack Revolution 113 -- V Do Not Spindle: The Student Rebellion 134 -- VI The Poverty Wars 167 -- VII The Liberals' War in Vietnam 189 -- Epilogue 217 -- Bibliography 225 -- Acknowledgments 287 -- Index 289 -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: 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
Summary Making Peace with the 60s will fascinate baby-boomers and their elders, who either joined, denounced, or tried to ignore the counterculture. It will also inform a broad audience of younger people about the famous political and literary figures of the time, the salient moments, and, above all, the powerful ideas that spawned events from the civil rights era to the Vietnam War. Finally it will help to explain why Americans failed to make full use of the energies unleashed by one of the most remarkable decades of our history
David Burner's panoramic history of the 1960s conveys the ferocity of debate and the testing of visionary hopes that still require us to make sense of the decade. He begins with the civil rights and black power movements and then turns to nuanced descriptions of Kennedy and the Cold War, the counterculture and its antecedents in the Beat Generation, the student rebellion, the poverty wars, and the liberals' war in Vietnam. As he considers each topic, Burner advances a provocative argument about how liberalism self-destructed in the 1960s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-286) and index
Subject United States -- History -- 1961-1963
United States -- History -- 1961-1969.
United States -- History -- 1963-1969
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-1989
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
LC no. 96003336
ISBN 0691026602 (alk. paper)
0691059535 (paperback)
Other Titles Making peace with the sixties