By Mark Hamilton Lytle

ISBN-10: 0195174968

ISBN-13: 9780195174960

ISBN-10: 0195174976

ISBN-13: 9780195174977

here's a panoramic heritage of the United States from 1954 to 1973, starting from the buoyant teen-age uprising first captured through rock and roll, to the drawn-out and dispiriting endgame of Watergate.
In America's Uncivil Wars, Mark Hamilton Lytle illuminates the good social, cultural, and political upheavals of the period. He starts off his chronicle strangely early, within the past due '50s and early '60s, whilst A-bomb protests and books starting from Catcher within the Rye to Silent Spring and The female Mystique challenged attitudes in the direction of sexuality and the military-industrial complicated. As child boomers went off to school, drug use elevated, ladies gained extra social freedom, and the common availability of contraception capsules eased inhibitions opposed to premarital intercourse. Lytle describes how in 1967 those remoted traits started to merge into the mainstream of yank existence. The counterculture unfold around the kingdom, Black strength ruled the fight for racial equality, and political activists mobilized huge numbers of dissidents opposed to the struggle. all of it got here to a head in 1968, with the deepening morass of the conflict, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., race riots, common campus unrest, the violence on the Democratic conference in Chicago, and the election of Richard Nixon. via then, not just did americans divide over race, category, and gender, but additionally over issues so simple as the size of a boy's hair or of a girl's skirt. merely within the aftermath of Watergate did the uncivil wars eventually move slowly to an finish, leaving of their wake a brand new elite that greater mirrored the nation's social and cultural diversity.
Blending a fast moving narration with wide cultural research, America's Uncivil Wars deals an invigorating portrait of the main tumultuous and interesting time in glossy American history.

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