Historical Dictionary Of The 1960s

Hardcover | December 1, 1999

EditorJames Stuart Olson

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Few eras in U.S. history have begun with more optimistic promise and ended in more pessimistic despair than the 1960s. When JFK became president in 1960, the U.S. was the hope of the world. Ten years later American power abroad seemed wasted in the jungles of Indochina, and critics at home cast doubt on whether the U.S. was really the "land of the free and the home of the brave." This book takes an encyclopedic look at the decade--at the individuals who shaped the era, the civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's movement, and the youth rebellion. It covers the political, military, social, cultural, religious, economic, and diplomatic topics that made the 1960s a unique decade in U.S. history.

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Few eras in U.S. history have begun with more optimistic promise and ended in more pessimistic despair than the 1960s. When JFK became president in 1960, the U.S. was the hope of the world. Ten years later American power abroad seemed wasted in the jungles of Indochina, and critics at home cast doubt on whether the U.S. was really the ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.53 × 6.38 × 1.24 inPublished:December 1, 1999Publisher:Chemical Publishing Company, I

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ISBN - 10:031329271X

ISBN - 13:9780313292712

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.,."recommended for high-school, academic, and public libraries. Readable for either the person who lived through or was born after [this] period, Historical Dictionary of the 1960s...will enlighten, inform, and lead to a clearer assessment of this period of identity shift for the U.S., its people, and its culture."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin