The 1960s Cultural Revolution: Facts and Fictions

by
Joel P. Rhodesauthor

Joel P. Rhodes, PhD, is professor of history at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.

The 1960s Cultural Revolution: Facts and Fictions

20220930

ABC-CLIO

Pages 272
Topics Antiwar Movement;Women's Liberation;Vietnam;Urban Riots;Student Activism;Sexual and Drug Revolutions;Protests;Liberal Arts;LGBTQ Rights;Hippies;Feminism;Environmentalism;Conservatism;Civil Rights;American History: Culture

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The 1960s Cultural Revolution: Facts and Fictions

Author(s): Rhodes, Joel;
Contributors: Rhodes, Joel;
Abstract:

This book uses evidence-based primary source analysis to provide students with the historical perspective necessary to think critically about the romantic memories, stubborn stereotypes, misperceptions, deliberate falsehoods, distorted myths, and old grudges that distort our popular perceptions of the 1960s.

Twenty-first century Americans routinely use the 1960s as a metaphor, a sort of convenient shorthand, for the cultural wars—that continuous clash over differing values, beliefs, attitudes, and lifestyles—still bitterly polarizing the nation. Therefore, understanding the 1960s cultural revolution is critical to understanding ourselves. What this book contributes to that conversation is needed historical perspective with evidence-based primary source analysis.

Ten chapters shed light on ordinarily overlooked aspects of the period, challenge stubborn misconceptions, and explore the enduring legacy of the 1960s. Primary source material—both written and visual—is drawn from archival holdings, newspapers, published proceedings, oral histories, and memoirs in order to present a balanced, accessible examination of mistaken beliefs and the historical truths.

  • Features 10 chapters, arranged topically and chronologically, covering 10 misconceptions related to the 1960s cultural revolution</li>

  • Highlights source material drawn from archival holdings, newspapers, published proceedings, oral histories, and memoirs</li>

  • Includes photographs that make the material accessible across a wide range of grade levels</li>

  • Explores how the 1960s cultural revolution continues to influence America in such examples as LGBTQ Pride, Black Lives Matter, Me Too, environmentalism, disability rights, and modern conservatism</li>

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SortTitle: 1960s cultural revolution: facts and fictions
Keyword(s): Antiwar Movement; Women's Liberation; Vietnam; Urban Riots; Student Activism; Sexual and Drug Revolutions; Protests; Liberal Arts; LGBTQ Rights; Hippies; Feminism; Environmentalism; Conservatism; Civil Rights; American History: Culture
Author Info:
Joel P. Rhodesauthor

Joel P. Rhodes, PhD, is professor of history at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.

eISBN-13: 9781440876301
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440876295
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 272
Publication Date: 20220930
Series: Historical Facts and Fictions