By David Chalmers

David Chalmers's extensively acclaimed review of the Nineteen Sixties describes how the civil rights circulate touched off a transforming into problem to conventional values and preparations. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set nationwide criteria for race, politics, policing, and privateness. He examines the lengthy, wasting struggle on poverty and the fight among the media and the govt over the battle in Vietnam. He follows feminism's "second wave" and the emergence of the environmental, buyer, and citizen motion hobbies. He additionally explores the worlds of rock, intercourse, and medicine, and the entwining of the formative years tradition, the counterculture, and the yankee marketplace.

This newly revised version covers the conservative counter-revolution and cultural wars. It includes the legacy of the Sixties ahead: from Tom Hayden’s idealistic 1962 Port Huron assertion via Newt Gingrich’s 1994 "Contract with the USA" and Grover Norquist’s twenty-first century "Tax Payer’s defense Pledge."

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