The Long Sixties by Christopher B. Strain
America, 1955-1973

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The Long Sixties is a concise and engaging treatment of the major political, social, and cultural developments of this tumultuous period. 
A comprehensive yet concise overview that offers coverage of a variety of topics, from the beginnings of the Cold War shortly after World War II, through the civil rights, women’s, and Chicano civil rights movements, to Watergate, an event that transpired in 1974 but capped the “Long Sixties.” A detached and unprejudiced look at this turbulent decade, that is both lively and revelatory Timelines are included to help students understand how particular episodes transpired in quick succession, and how topics intertwined and overlapped Nicely complemented by Brian Ward’s The 1960s: A Documentary Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), The Long Sixties book matches the documentary reader chapter-by-chapter in theme and periodization

About Christopher B. Strain

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Christopher Strain is Associate Professor of History & American Studies at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. He is the author of Pure Fire: Self-Defense as Activism in the Civil Rights Era (2005), Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South (2008), and Reload: Rethinking Violence in American Life (2010).In 2006, he was named Researcher of the Year at Florida Atlantic University; that same year he served as Visiting Fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute of Harvard University, where he participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, “African American Struggles in the Twentieth Century.”
Published February 25, 2016 by Wiley-Blackwell. 213 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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The Long Sixties certainly exposes numerous tensions that laced this a period of turbulent change, but Strain presents them in such a way that we come away with a new level of clarity and understanding of the overarching factors that work to integrate a distinct historical epoch in which the Amer...

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