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Patterson, James T
The eve of destruction : how 1965 transformed America / James T. Patterson
Alternate Title How 1965 transformed America
New York : Basic Books, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E846 .P37 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- 1961-1969
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980
Subject(s) Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States
Physical Description xvi, 310 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-294) and index
Summary Argues that 1965, not 1968, was the most transformative year of the 1960s, discussing attacks on civil rights demonstrators, increased African American militancy, the Watts riots, anti-war protests, and a growing national pessimism
Contents High expectations : America in late 1964 -- Gathering storms : politics and Vietnam in late 1964 -- LBJ : big man in a big hurry -- Out-Roosevelting Roosevelt : Johnson and the Great Society -- "Bloody Sunday" : struggles for justice in Selma -- Fork in the road : winter escalation in Vietnam -- "Maximum feasible participation" : complications on the domestic front -- A credibility gap -- The times they are a-changin : technology, music, and fights for rights in mid-1965 -- Bombshell from Saigon -- Violence in the streets : Watts and the undermining of liberalism -- Eve of destruction : the rise of unease -- From crisis to crisis : the Great Society and the challenge of government -- America at the end of 1965 -- 1966

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