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And the Crooked Places Made Straight: The Struggle for Social Change in the 1960s David Chalmers

And the Crooked Places Made Straight: The Struggle for Social Change in the 1960s

David Chalmers

Published December 3rd 2012
ISBN : 9781421408224
Paperback
232 pages
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David Chalmerss widely acclaimed overview of the 1960s describes how the civil rights movement touched off a growing challenge to traditional values and arrangements. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set national standards for race,MoreDavid Chalmerss widely acclaimed overview of the 1960s describes how the civil rights movement touched off a growing challenge to traditional values and arrangements. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set national standards for race, politics, policing, and privacy. He examines the long, losing war on poverty and the struggle between the media and the government over the war in Vietnam. He follows feminisms second wave and the emergence of the environmental, consumer, and citizen action movements. He also explores the worlds of rock, sex, and drugs, and the entwining of the youth culture, the counterculture, and the American marketplace.This newly revised edition covers the conservative counter-revolution and cultural wars. It carries the legacy of the 1960s forward: from Tom Hayden’s idealistic 1962 Port Huron Statement through Newt Gingrich’s 1994 Contract with America and Grover Norquist’s twenty-first century Tax Payer’s Protection Pledge.