eBook The 1960s: Key Themes and Documents, 1st Edition

  • James S. Olson Sam Houston State University
  • Mariah Gumpert
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  • ISBN-10: 1440860424
  • ISBN-13: 9781440860423
  • DDC: 973.92
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Unlocking American History Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
How to Use This Book.
Key Themes.
Introduction: An Era of Change.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
List of Primary Documents.
A.
1: Affirmative Action.
2: Agency for International Development.
3: Agent Orange.
4: Alcatraz Island.
5: Ali, Muhammad.
6: Altamont.
7: American Indian Movement.
8: Antiwar Movement.
9: Apollo 1.
10: Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965.
11: Attrition.
B.
12: Banks, Dennis.
13: Bay of Pigs Invasion.
14: Beach Boys, The.
15: Beatles, The.
16: Bellecourt, Clyde.
17: Berlin Crisis.
18: Beverly Hillbillies, The.
19: Birmingham Bombing.
20: Birth Control Pill.
21: Black Panthers.
22: Black Power.
23: Bonanza.
24: Bond, James.
25: Bonnie and Clyde (Film).
26: British Invasion.
27: Brown, James.
28: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
C.
29: Carmichael, Stokely.
30: Castro, Fidel.
31: Central Intelligence Agency.
32: Chávez, César.
33: Chicago Eight.
34: Cicero March (1966).
35: Civil Rights Act of 1960.
36: Civil Rights Act of 1968.
37: Civil Rights Movement.
38: Clean Air Act of 1970.
39: Cleaver, Eldridge.
40: Cold War.
41: Columbia University Demonstrations.
42: Congress of Racial Equality.
43: Containment.
44: Cronkite, Walter.
45: Cuban Missile Crisis.
46: Cuyahoga River.
D.
47: Davis, Angela.
48: Dellinger, David.
49: Democratic National Convention of 1968.
50: Dodge v. Nakai (1969).
51: Dominican Republic Crisis.
52: Doors, The.
53: Draft.
54: Dylan, Bob.
E.
55: Easy Rider.
56: Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.
57: Ed Sullivan Show, The.
58: Edwards v. South Carolina (1963).
59: Eisenhower, Dwight David.
60: Election of 1960.
61: Election of 1964.
62: Election of 1968.
63: Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
64: Engle v. Vitale (1962).
65: Environmental Movement.
66: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
67: Evers, Medgar.
F.
68: Fallout Shelters.
69: Farmer, James.
70: Food and Agriculture Act of 1962.
71: Food for Peace Act of 1965.
72: Food Stamp Act of 1964.
73: Franklin, Aretha.
74: Free Speech Movement.
75: Freedom Democratic Party.
76: Freedom Riders.
77: Freedom Summer.
78: Friedan, Betty.
G.
79: Gaston County v. United States (1969).
80: Gaye, Marvin.
81: Geneva Conference (1961–1962).
82: Glenn, John.
83: Goldwater, Barry.
84: Gomillion v. Lightfoot (1960).
85: Gonzales, Rodolfo “Corky”.
86: Graduate, The.
87: Grateful Dead, The.
88: Great Society.
89: Griffin v. California (1965).
90: Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County (1964).
91: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965).
92: Gulf of Tonkin Incident.
93: Gunsmoke.
H.
94: Halberstam, David.
95: Harman v. Forssenius (1965).
96: Head Start.
97: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States (1964).
98: Hendrix, Jimi.
99: Hippies.
100: Ho Chi Minh.
101: Hoffman, Abbie.
102: Hoover, J. Edgar.
103: Housing Act of 1968.
104: Housing and Urban Development, Department of.
I.
105: Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
106: Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968.
J.
107: Jefferson Airplane.
108: Job Corps.
109: Johnson, Lyndon Baines.
110: Joplin, Janis.
K.
111: Kennedy, John Fitzgerald.
112: Kennedy, Robert Francis.
113: Kennedy Assassination.
114: Kesey, Ken.
115: Keyishian v. Board of Regents (1967).
116: Khrushchev, Nikita.
117: King, Martin Luther, Jr..
118: Kissinger, Henry.
L.
119: Leary, Timothy.
120: Loving v. Virginia (1967).
M.
121: Malcolm X.
122: Manson Family.
123: Mao Zedong.
124: March on Washington (1963).
125: Marshall, Thurgood.
126: McNamara, Robert.
127: Medicare.
128: Meredith, James.
129: Mexican Americans.
130: Migrant Health Act of 1962.
131: Miranda v. Arizona (1966).
132: Moon Landing.
133: Moratorium Day Demonstrations (1969).
134: Motown.
135: Moynihan Report.
136: My Lai Massacre.
N.
137: NAACP v. Button (1963).
138: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
139: National Environmental Policy Act of 1970.
140: National Indian Youth Council.
141: National Organization for Women.
142: New Left.
143: Newton, Huey.
144: Nixon, Richard M..
145: Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty of 1968.
146: Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963).
O.
147: Organization of Afro-American Unity.
P.
148: Peace Corps.
149: Port Huron Statement.
150: Psycho.
R.
151: Race Riots.
152: Red Power.
153: Rolling Stones, The.
154: Rubin, Jerry.
S.
155: Seale, Bobby.
156: Second Vatican Council.
157: Selma Riots.
158: Sexual Revolution.
159: Shepard, Alan.
160: Silent Spring.
161: Sit-Ins.
162: Sound of Music, The.
163: Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
164: Space Race.
165: Stonewall Inn Riots.
166: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
167: Students for a Democratic Society.
168: Supremes, The.
169: Surfing.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James S. Olson

James Olson has been chair of the history department at Sam Houston State University since 1988. Recipient of the university's Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research awards in past years, Dr. Olson last year was named Distinguished Professor, the highest academic rank in the university. He currently teaches courses on the Vietnam War, World War II, and a variety of other topics in twentieth-century American history. Dr. Olson is the author, co-author, or editor of over twenty books, including THE ETHNIC DIMENSION IN U.S. HISTORY; SAVING CAPITALISM: THE RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION AND THE NEW DEAL, 1933-1940; CATHOLIC IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA; WINNING IS THE ONLY THING: SPORTS IN AMERICA SINCE 1945; and WHERE THE DOMINO FELL: AMERICAN AND VIETNAM, 1945 to 1990. His most recent book, JOHN WAYNE: AMERICAN, co-authored with Randy Roberts, has attracted major public as well as scholarly attention and recently won the National Book Award of the Popular Culture Association. He is currently finishing a history of breast cancer.