Description - The Spirit of the Sixties by James J. Farrell
After establishing its origins in the Catholic Worker movement, the Beat generation, the civil rights movement and Ban-the-Bomb protests, this text demonstrates the impact of personalism on 1960s radicalism. It explains how and why the personal became political when 1960s activists confronted the institutions of American postwar culture. Students, antiwar activists and counterculturalists all used personalist perspectives in the "here and now revolution" of the decade. These perspectives also persisted in American politics after the 1960s. Exploring the 1960s not just as history but as current affairs, the book revisits the perennial questions of human purpose and cultural practice contested in the decade.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
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Author Biography - James J. Farrell
James J. Farrell is Professor of History, Director of American Studies and Boldt Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities at St. Olaf College. He is the author of Inventing the American Way of Death and The Nuclear Devil's Dictionary.