Kennedy and the Promise of the Sixties
By (author) W. J. Rorabaugh
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Kennedy and the Promise of the Sixties by W. J. Rorabaugh
Book DescriptionThis book explores life in America during that brief promising moment in the early Sixties when John F. Kennedy was President. Kennedy's Cold War frustrations in Cuba and Vietnam worried Americans. The 1962 missile crisis narrowly avoided a nuclear disaster. The civil rights movement gained momentum with student sit-ins, Freedom Rides, and crises in Mississippi and Alabama. Martin Luther King, Jr., emerged as a spokesman for non-violent social change. The American family was undergoing rapid change. Betty Friedan began to launch the Women's Movement. The Beat authors Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg gained respectability and, at the same time, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan revived folk music. Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol produced Pop Art, while Ginsberg, Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, and Ken Kesey began to promote psychedelic drugs. The early Sixties was a period of marked political, social and cultural change which this book relates and discusses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521543835
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author W. J. Rorabaugh
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Kennedy and the Promise of the Sixties, Hardback (September 2002)View all books by W. J. Rorabaugh
Explores life in America in the early Sixties when Kennedy was President.
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Author Biography - W. J. Rorabaugh
W. J. Rorabaugh teaches history at the University of Washington in Seattle.
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