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By David Chalmers

David Chalmers's greatly acclaimed assessment of the Sixties describes how the civil rights move touched off a starting to be problem to standard values and preparations. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set nationwide criteria for race, politics, policing, and privateness. He examines the lengthy, wasting warfare on poverty and the fight among the media and the govt. over the conflict in Vietnam. He follows feminism's "second wave" and the emergence of the environmental, patron, and citizen motion routine. He additionally explores the worlds of rock, intercourse, and medicine, and the entwining of the early life tradition, the counterculture, and the yank marketplace.

This newly revised variation covers the conservative counter-revolution and cultural wars. It incorporates 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 security Pledge."

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