The 1960s: A Documentary Reader

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Brian Ward
John Wiley & Sons, 2010 - 241 pages
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Drawn from a wide range of perspectives and showcasing a variety of primary source materials, Brian Ward’s The 1960s: A Documentary Reader highlights the most important themes of the era.
  • Supplies students with over 50 primary documents on the turbulent period of the 1960s in the United States
  • Includes speeches, court decisions, acts of Congress, secret memos, song lyrics, cartoons, photographs, news reports, advertisements, and first-hand testimony
  • A comprehensive introduction, document headnotes, and questions at the end of each chapter are designed to encourage students to engage with the material critically
 

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Table des matières

Series Editors Preface
9
Into the 1960s
19
Abundance Consumerism
41
The Cold War Context 5 5
55
Contents
62
The Civil Rights Movement
69
The New Left and the Counterculture
90
Vietnam
107
Rachel Carson Silent Spring 1962
179
US Congress the Wilderness Act 1964
182
Stewart Brand Whole Earth Catalog 1968
186
Pride and Politics
189
Associated Press Black Power Salute at the Mexico Olympics 1968
192
Indians of All Nations Alcatraz Proclamation 1969
194
Chicano National Conference El Plan de Aztlan 1969
197
Alternative Endings
201

Gender and Sexuality
125
Lucian Truscott IV Gay Power Comes to Sheridan Square 1969
138
Ruth Miller Testimony to Senate Hearing on an Equal Rights Amendment 1970
142
Conservatism and the New Right 1 Billy Graham The National Purpose 1960
147
Young Americans for Freedom Sharon Statement 1960
151
US Supreme Court Abington v Schempp 1963
153
Ronald Reagan A Time For Choosing 1964
157
Herblock Wallace For President 1968
161
Richard M Nixon Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech 1968
163
Spiro Agnew Television News Coverage 1969
168
Science Technology and the Environment 1 John F Kennedy The Nations Space Effort 1962
173
Sony Advertisement for MicroTV 1962
177
Joni Mitchell Woodstock 1969
203
John Filo Kent State Killings 1970
205
US Supreme Court Roe v Wade 1973
207
Watergate Special Prosecution Force Memo on Prosecuting Richard M Nixon 1974
209
Contents
212
Further Reading
227
161
235
163
237
179
238
186
239
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À propos de l'auteur (2010)

Brian Ward is Professor of American Studies at the University of Manchester. His major publications include the award winning books Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness and Race Relations (1998) and Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South (2004). He is currently working on a book about the relationship between the American South and the world of British popular music.

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