The '60s For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons

Grasp the political, cultural, and social impact of the decade

Experience the hope and passion of the '60s

Nostalgic for the sixties? Looking to learn more? This information-packed guide takes you on a tour of the most memorable and significant events of this tumultuous decade. From the Vietnam War to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the early days of the women's movement, you'll see how the many cultural changes continue to shape American life today.

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  • The different presidential administrations
  • Key events of the civil rights movement
  • Why the U.S. became involved in Vietnam
  • How strong opinions divided the country
  • The trends in music, fashion, and media
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About the author

Brian Cassity: Brian Cassity is an assistant professor of history at Kapi’olani Community College who specializes in 20th-century history, specifically the Vietnam War.

Maxine Levaren: Maxine Levaren is a writer, a personal success coach, a passionate traveler, and a lifelong adventurer. Although she hates to admit it, she remembers the 1960s well, looks back on them with nostalgia, and views herself as an unrepentant hippie. She lives in San Diego with her two dogs, Senji and Bandit.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 27, 2011
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Pages
364
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ISBN
9781118070062
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Language
English
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Genres
History / General
History / United States / 20th Century
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