Sixties in America Reference Library, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787692492
  • ISBN-13: 9780787692490
  • DDC: 973.923
  • Shipping Weight: 4.96 lbs ( 2.25 kgs)
  • 701 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2005 | Published



The Sixties in America Reference Library presents a broad overview of the turbulent 1960s, a decade that forever changed the American social, political and cultural landscape.

The Sixties in America: Almanac covers major issues of the period, from Cold War politics and the civil rights movement to antiwar protests and Motown.

The Sixties in America: Biographies features profiles of the major figures from the 1960s, including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Abbie Hoffman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rachel Carson, Bob Dylan and Muhammad Ali.

The Sixties in America: Primary Sources includes excerpts from speeches, diary entries and other primary source materials, including John Kerry’s statement on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War; Malcolm X’s "The Ballot or the Bullet"; and Betty Friedan’s "Feminine Mystique."

For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac, Biographies or Primary Sources.

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"Teachers will find research and activity ideas in the front matter of this volume. Each chapter end with a list of books and Web sites to find further information. This will be a helpful book to gather information about the society of this time period.’--Reference for Students

— Library Media Connection

"Any high school library that needs detailed and comprehensive information on the decade would do well to purchase this series."--Library Media Connection, October 2005

— Library Media Connection

"An excellent source of material about the 1960s. Sold as a set, or can be purchased by individual volumes. Vol. 1. Almanac ($60.00); Vol. 2. Biographies ($60.00); Vol. 3. Primary sources ($60.00); Vol. 4. Cumulative index ($5.00). Coverage includes politics, culture, and daily life during the 1960s, including articles on such aspects as the Vietnam War, the policies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, and arts and entertainment; twenty-six biographical profiles; twenty primary sources; a time line; and a glossary. Great addition to US History collections." --Pennsylvania School Librarians Associations, May 2006

— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association