Berkeley at War: The 1960s

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byW.j. RorabaughAs told byWilliam J. Rorabaugh

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Berkeley, California stood at the center of the political, social, and cultural upheaval that made the 1960s a unique period in American history. In Berkeley at War, W.J. Rorabaugh, who attended the graduate school of the University of California at Berkeley in the 1970s, presents alively, informative account of the events that changed forever what had once been a quiet, conservative white suburb. Rorabaugh's meticulously researched, authoritative narrative covers the entire period, from the rise of the Free Speech Movement to the growth and increasing militance of a black community struggling to end segregation; from the emergence of radicalism and the anti-war movement to theblossoming "hippie" culture; and from the explosive conflict over People's Park to the beginnings of modern-day feminism and environmentalism. An invaluable account of its time and place, Berkeley at War anchors the sixties in American history, both before and since that colorful decade.

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Presents an invaluable account of its time and place, anchoring the sixties in American history, both before and since that colorful decade.

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Berkeley, California stood at the center of the political, social, and cultural upheaval that made the 1960s a unique period in American history. In Berkeley at War, W.J. Rorabaugh, who attended the graduate school of the University of California at Berkeley in the 1970s, presents alively, informative account of the events that ch...

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Presents an invaluable account of its time and place, anchoring the sixties in American history, both before and since that colorful decade.

W.J. Rorabaugh is Professor of History at the University of Washington. He is the author of The Alcoholic Republic: An American Tradition and The Craft Apprentice: From Franklin to the Machine Age.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.67 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Presents an invaluable account of its time and place, anchoring the sixties in American history, both before and since that colorful decade.

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"Excellent....A unique, well-balanced, and solidly researched study that will be of interest to scholars and laypersons interested in the turbulent decade that now lies twenty years in the past but that still strongly reverberates in the consciousness of all who lived throughit."--Perspective