The 1960s (Eyewitness History (Hardcover))

The 1960s (Eyewitness History (Hardcover))

Language: English

Pages: 416

ISBN: 0816048096

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This is an examination of the 1960s, one of America's most tumultous historical periods. The people of the time speak for themselvews, describing events as they saw them, they include: Richard M. Nixon, Sargent Shriver, Robert McNamara; Bill Bosby and John Lennon.

















prolific folk song writers of the era, is scruffy, blond, unshaven, skinny, and at first glance, as appealing as pot cheese. He is from Hibbing, Minnesota, where, according to a self-portrait in verse, he “ran away from home at 10, 13, 15, 15 and 1/2, 17, and 18,” and was “caught an’ brought back all but once.” Although Dylan with his puny voice and plain-talk poetry, is indisputably unique (“I’m not a folk singer, man—I jes’ write conversations with myself—an’ I never think, I never think, I

Mediterranean Sea. Only one of the bombs is recovered intact. Two of them are damaged, leaking radioactive particles onto the sea floor. The fourth and largest bomb (20-megatons) requires an extensive search, recovery, and deep burial operation. January 22: The Democratic party of Alabama drops its motto of “White Supremacy.” January 24: President Johnson sends a record budget to Congress, asking for more than $112 billion. January 31: Following a two-month “respite,” the U.S. Air Force resumes

Bay of Pigs invasion fails. April 20: Taking full responsibility, Kennedy apologizes to the nation for the disaster at the Bay of Pigs. U.S.-Cuban and U.S.-USSR relations deteriorate. May 5: Mercury spacecraft astronaut Alan B. Shepard, on his Freedom 7 suborbital flight, becomes the first American in space. May 9–15: Vice President Johnson visits South Vietnam, concluding that a large U.S. military presence is required for anticommunist success. May 20: Civil rights advocates known as Freedom

through teeth, pounding the palms together with the whirling momentum of a soupedup paddle wheel, stomping the floor and ejecting yipyip noises like the barks of a hound dog when it finally runs down a particularly elusive coon. In late December 1961 opera critic and Orlando Sentinel reporter Jean Yothers criticizing rock-and-roll music as a “hillbilly” experience, in Colbert, Eyewitness to America (1997), p. 455. To the “New Frontier” The Bay of Pigs and Berlin There will not be, under any

shelves of bookstores, but analyses such as Ferdinand Lundberg and Marynia Farnham’s Modern Woman: The Lost Sex (1947) remained in the best-seller category for years. This book denounced feminism as a “sickness” that encouraged women to abandon their femininity, act like men, confuse the family structure, and offer solace to communists who sought a breakdown of American society. Yet an unusual 1962 Gallup Poll surprised American families. It reported that only 10 percent of American women wanted

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