1960s Counterculture: Documents Decoded

1960s Counterculture: Documents Decoded

ISBN: 1610695224 | 2015 | EPUB | 231 Pages | 358 KB

An era that changed America forever is analyzed through the words of those who led, participated in, and opposed the protest movements that made the 1960s a signature epoch in U.S. culture.

Opens a window on a revolutionary time when Americans stood up and demanded peace and tolerance

Highlights the expectations of free speech and equal treatment for all Americans and shows how those expectations were translated into actions

Includes background discussion of the 1960s and background discussion of each document

Compares and contrasts key passages, encouraging the reader to cross-reference documents within the volume and connect the dots between them

Examines exhibits as varied as Abbie Hoffman's testimony at the trial of the Chicago 7, Noam Chomsky's essay "The Function of a University in Time of Crisis," the Port Huron speech of the Students for a Democratic Society, Richard Nixon's Silent Majority speech, and Shirley Chisholm's Equal Rights for Women speech



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