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Chalmers, David Mark
And the crooked places made straight : the struggle for social change in the 1960s / David Chalmers
Alternate Title Struggle for social change in the 1960s
2nd ed., updated
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E841 .C46 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- 1961-1969
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980
Subject(s) Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xviii, 208 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note First edition published in 1991
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents 1. Coming Out of the 1950s -- 2. Marching in the Streets -- 3. Through the Halls of Government -- 4. Poverty and Progress -- 5. Revolt on the Campus -- 6. The Counterculture -- 7. President's War, Media War -- 8. The Antiwar Movement -- 9. The End of Optimism -- 10. Toward the Liberation of Women -- 11. Legacies and Continuities
Summary David Chalmers' widely acclaimed overview of the 1960s describes how the civil rights movement touched off a widening challenge to traditional values and arrangements. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set national standards for race, politics, policing, and privacy. He examines the long, losing war on poverty and the struggle between the media and the government over the war in Vietnam. He follows feminism's "second wave" and the emergence of the environmental, consumer, and citizen action movements. And he explores the worlds of rock, sex, and drugs, and the entwining of the youth culture, the counterculture, and the American marketplace. This newly revised edition carries the story into the angry 1990s, in which the shadow of Vietnam still hangs over national policy and the social ethic of the sixties is overshadowed by a conservative counterrevolution against taxes, social programs, and the powers of the national government
Series American moment

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