Ship-Ship-Hooray! Free Shipping on $25+ Details >
Columbia Guide to America in 1960s

Columbia Guide to America in 1960s - 01 edition

Columbia Guide to America in 1960s - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780231113731

ISBN10: 0231113730

Columbia Guide to America in 1960s by David Farber and Beth Bailey - ISBN 9780231113731
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
International: No
Columbia Guide to America in 1960s by David Farber and Beth Bailey - ISBN 9780231113731

ISBN13: 9780231113731

ISBN10: 0231113730

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

List price: $42.00

Instant access, flexible term options, and deep discounts up to 60% on digital content! Happy you, happy us.

Delivered via email within 1 hour
Expires after 365 days
Format: Vitalsource
Use for 365 days

Please note: eTextbooks do not come with access codes, CDs/DVDs, workbooks, and other supplemental items.
Well, that's no good. Unfortunately, this edition is currently out of stock. Please check back soon.

shop us with confidence


The 1960s continue to be the subject of passionate debate and political controversy, a touchstone in struggles over the meaning of the American past and the direction of the American future. Amid the polemics and the myths, making sense of the Sixties and its legacies presents a challenge. This book is for all those who want to take it on. Because there are so many facets to this unique and transformative era, this volume offers multiple approaches and perspectives.

The first section gives a lively narrative overview of the decade´s major policies, events, and cultural changes. The second presents ten original interpretative essays from prominent historians about significant and controversial issues from the Vietnam War to the sexual revolution, followed by a concise encyclopedia articles organized alphabetically. This section could stand as a reference work in itself and serves to supplement the narrative. Subsequent sections include short topical essays, special subjects, a brief chronology, and finally an extensive annotated bibliography with ample information on books, films, and electronic resources for further exploration.

With interesting facts, statistics, and comparisons presented in almanac style as well as the expertise of prominent scholars, The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s is the most complete guide to an enduringly fascinating era.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1: The American Sixties: A Brief History

John Kennedy and the Promise of Leadership
The Civil Rights Revolution
The Great Society
The Vietnam War
Sixties Culture

Part 2: Debating the Sixties

The Upheaval of Jim Crow: African Americans and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1960s Beth Tompkins Bates
The New Left: Democratic Reformers or Left-Wing Revolutionaries? Doug Rossinow
Losing Ground? The Great Society in Historical Perspective Edward Berkowitz
Urban Uprisings: Riots or Rebellions? Heather Ann Thompson
Explaining the Tragedy of Vietnam Richard H. Innerman
The Women's Movement: Liberation for Whom? Beth Bailey
Debating the Counterculture: Ecstasy and Anxiety over the Hip Alternative Michael Wm. Doyle
Political Conservatism in the Sixties: Silent Majority or White Backlash? Jeff Roche
The Sixties Legacy: "The Destructive Generation" or "Years of Hope"? David Farber

Part 3: The Sixties A to Z

Part 4: Short Topical Essays

Part 5: Special Sections

Part 6: Chronology

Part 7: Annotated Bibliography

Digital Rights

eBook Requirements
VitalSource Bookshelf Reader
Minimum System Requirements:
  • Windows 7/8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or above
Software Requirements:

eTextbooks and eChapters can be viewed by using the free reader listed below.

Be sure to check the format of the eTextbook/eChapter you purchase to know which reader you will need. After purchasing your eTextbook or eChapter, you will be emailed instructions on where and how to download your free reader.

Download Requirements:

Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed Internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.

Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet during the download process.

User Help:

Click Here to access the VitalSource Bookshelf FAQ

Digital Rights
Copying: Allowed, 2 selections may be copied every 365 days
Printing: Allowed, 2 prints for 365 days
Expires: Yes, may be used for 365 days after activation
Reading Aloud: Allowed
Sharing: Not Allowed
Min. Software Version: Online: No additional software required
Offline: VitalSource Bookshelf

Suitable Devices: PCs, Tablet PCs, Macs, Laptops

Digital Rights Management (DRM) Key

Copying - Books that cannot be copied will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be copied, or "Allowed with no limits."

Printing - Books that cannot be printed will show "Not Allowed." Otherwise, this will detail the number of times it can be printed, or "Allowed with no limits."

Expires - Books that have no expiration (the date upon which you will no longer be able to access your eBook) will read "No Expiration." Otherwise it will state the number of days from activation (the first time you actually read it).

Reading Aloud - Books enabled with the "text-to-speech" feature so that they can be read aloud will show "Allowed."

Sharing - Books that cannot be shared with other computers will show "Not Allowed."

Min. Software Version - This is the minimum software version needed to read this book.

Suitable Devices - Hardware known to be compatible with this book. Note: Reader software still needs to be installed.