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-- &a>A compact account of the turbulent 1960s.
Terry Anderson tackles the question of why America experienced a full decade of tumult and change, the reverberations and consequences from which are still felt today.
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Introduction: Cold War America: Seedbed of the 1960s
Won the War, Lost the Peace
Searching for Subversives
Ike Takes Charge
Seeds of Discontent
Rebels Without a Cause
Chapter 1: The Years of Hope and Idealism, 1960-1963
The Torch Has Been Passed
Civil Rights at Home
“One Hell of a Gamble”
Chapter 2: The Pinnacle of Liberalism, 1964-1965
The Rights Revolution
Tonkin Gulf and the 1964 Election
Launching the Great Society
LBJ Expands Civil Rights
LBJ Americanizes the Vietnam War
Chapter 3: Days of Decision, 1965-1967
“A Time Bomb of Black Rage”
“We’ll Lick Them”
Riots, Rebellion, and Responses
My Country, Right or Wrong?
Summer of Discontent
Summer of Love
“Vietnam Is Here”
Chapter 4: 1968
LBJ’s Decline and Fall
“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”
Gene and Bobby
The Silent Majority
Chapter 5: From Counterculture to Sixties Culture
“There Must Be Some Way Out of Here”
Builders of the Dawn
“America Will Never Be the Same Again”
Chapter 6: Days of Discord, 1969-1970
Third-World Revolutionaries and Militants
'‘Enough!’ to War”
Chapter 7: The Climax and Demise of the Sixties 1970-1973
Strike for Equality
Vietnam: Fatal Wounds
Think Global: Act Local
“Women in Revolt”
New Democrats versus Nixon
Legacies: The Decade of Tumult and Change
Terry Anderson, a Vietnam veteran, has taught in Malaysia and Japan. He was a Fulbright professor in China and the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College, Dublin. He is the author of numerous articles on the 1960s and the Vietnam War, co-author of A Flying Tiger's Diary and author of United States, Great Britain, and the Cold War, 1944-1947; The Movement and the Sixties; and The Pursuit of Fairness: A History of Affirmative Action. His other most recent book is Bush's Wars, forthcoming 2011.