America in the Sixties (America in the Twentieth Century) by John Greene

By John Greene

Greene sketches the well known gamers of the period—John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Betty Friedan—bringing each one to existence with refined aspect. He introduces the reader to lesser-known incidents of the last decade and provides clean and persuasive insights on lots of its watershed occasions. Greene argues that the civil rights circulate started in 1955 following the demise of Emmett until; that many accomplishments credited to Kennedy have been established upon fantasy, now not historic truth, and that his presidency was once faraway from winning; that every of the activities of the period—civil rights, scholars, antiwar, ethnic nationalism—were all started by means of younger intellectuals and finally pushed to failure through activists who had varied ambitions in brain; and that the "counterculture," which has been glorified in today’s media as a band of rock-singing hippies, had its roots in the most provocative social taking into account the postwar interval. Greene chronicles the last decade in a thematic demeanour, devoting person chapters to such topics because the legacy of the fifties, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the civil rights activities, and the struggle in Vietnam. Combining an engrossing narrative with clever research, the US within the Sixties enriches our knowing of that pivotal era.

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