America Divided The Civil War of the 1960s, 2 e, is the definitive interpretive survey of the political, social, and cultural history of 1960s America Written by two top experts on the era Maurice Isserman, a scholar of the Left, and Michael Kazin, a specialist in Right wing politics and culture this book provides a compelling tale of this tumultuous era filled with frAmerica Divided The Civil War of the 1960s, 2 e, is the definitive interpretive survey of the political, social, and cultural history of 1960s America Written by two top experts on the era Maurice Isserman, a scholar of the Left, and Michael Kazin, a specialist in Right wing politics and culture this book provides a compelling tale of this tumultuous era filled with fresh and persuasive insights In this revised edition, Isserman and Kazin draw upon the latest scholarship to offer new insights into the Vietnam War, youth culture, and the lasting impact of the 1960s on American politics, culture, and society They cover such important events as the Cuban Missile Crisis and Operation Rolling Thunder the rise of Motown, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles and the role played by organizations ranging from the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee to the Campus Crusade for Christ Isserman and Kazin also shed some much needed light on the era s often overlooked rise of the New Right and its far reaching implications, which not only offer a critical dimension to the understanding of this period, but to the future of America as well America Divided, 2 e, defines, discusses, and analyzes all sides of the political, social, and cultural conflicts of the 1960s in a swiftly moving narrative It is ideal for courses in 1960s America and America since 1945.
America Divided The Civil War of the s America Divided The Civil War of the s e is the definitive interpretive survey of the political social and cultural history of s America Written by two top experts on the era Maurice Iss
A lot of things happened in the 60 s that were and still are written about extensively Kennedy s assassination, civil rights, and youth counterculture to name a few But if the shelves of my local library are any indication there is a paucity of comprehensive histories of the decade America Divided is just that The two authors, university history professors, were part of a politicized generation of college students in the 60 s, as was I In their book they look back at that decade from a professi [...]
Read this for a grad class I almost gave this a low score, but then I realized it wasn t fair This is a very good survey of the Long 60s I was bored with it because I already have a really solid background, and this book is perfect for those without It covers all the major points in good detail domestic, anyway don t look for foreign policy here and I would recommend this for someone looking to get a good overview, or perhaps as a undergrad survey book.
Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin make a similar argument to Klatch s, albeit with a different methodological approach While Klatch focused on personal interviews to try an ascertain why SDSers and YAFers affiliated the ways they did, Isserman and Kazin take a less personal approach They focus on the issues of division, not participants upbringings or socio economic status They argue that in hindsight, liberalism was actually inflated during the 1960s Their proof, beyond the end of liberalism a [...]
We were required to read this book for a college history class The book was definitely better reading than traditional textbooks, resulting in intriguing dialogue in the classroom I would like to read this again, soon.
One of the best textbooks I have ever had Provides a great synopsis of the 60s while adequately showing both sides Somewhat biased towards liberals, but the 60s were too and it s hard not to focus on the leftist movements of the time period.
Great read If you re a history buff or interested in the 1960 s Vietnam era, definitely give this a whirl.
I needed this book for a college course I am taking This book is full of information and not too difficult of a read I love history so it is not surprising that I found interest in this book.
a good summary of the 1960s
Another good overview of the sixties, which frames the upheaval of the 60s as a civil war.
I am not a history person at all I learned a lot from reading this book and it made me want to read history related books.
An excellent synthesis of the tensions and divisions that plagued America during the 1960s, from the Vietnam War to religion to counterculture.