1968 : the rise and fall of the new American Revolution / Robert C. Cottrell and Blaine T. Browne.

By: Cottrell, Robert C, 1950- [author.]Contributor(s): Browne, Blaine T. (Blaine Terry) [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]Description: xvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781538107751; 1538107759Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963 | Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D | Protest movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | New Left -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Radicalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Revolutionaries -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Political activists -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Youth movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Social movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980Additional physical formats: Online version:: 1968 :the rise and fall of the new American Revolution.DDC classification: 973.923 LOC classification: E846 | .C67 2018
Contents:
"Yippie!" : Abbie, Jerry, and the politics of play -- "Hell no! They shouldn't go!" : Dr. Spock's children -- "We had to destroy the town in order to save it" : the impact of the Tet Offensive -- "The impossible dream" : the new politics -- "We shall overcome" : the dreamer -- "We all want to change the world" : springtime of the young rebels -- "Burn, baby, burn" : bearing witness and the Boston Five -- "You say you want a revolution" : radical politics and the counterculture -- "There's a man with a gun over there" : the politics of assassination -- "The whole world is watching : czechago" -- "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" : people power -- "The personal is political" : sexual revolutions -- "Goin' up the country" : the new environmentalism -- "Your day, of course, is going to be over soon" : the backlash -- "The revolution will not be televised" : legacies and conclusion -- Appendix A: List of abbreviations.
Summary: "The year 1968 is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned or threatened. On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, cultural historians Robert Cottrell and Blaine T. Browne provide a well-informed, up-to-date synthesis of the events that rocked the world, emphasizing the revolutionary possibilities."--Provided by publisher.Summary: "The year 1968 retains its mythic hold on the imagination in America and around the world. Like the revolutionary years 1789, 1848, 1871, 1917, and 1989, it is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned or threatened. On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, cultural historians Robert Cottrell and Blaine T. Browne provide a well-informed, up-to-date synthesis of the events that rocked the world, emphasizing the revolutionary possibilities more fully than previous books. For a time, it seemed as if anything were possible, that utopian visions could be borne out in the political, cultural, racial, or gender spheres. It was the year of the Tet Offensive, the Resistance, the Ultra-Resistance, the New Politics, Chavez and RFK breaking bread, LBJ's withdrawal, student revolt, barricades in Paris, the Prague Spring, SDS' sharp turn leftward, communes, the American Indian Movement, the Beatles' "Revolution," the Stones' "Street Fighting Man," The Population Bomb, protest at the Miss America pageant, and Black Power at the Mexico City Olympics. 1968 was also the year of My Lai, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, Warsaw Pact tanks in Czechoslovakia, the police riot in Chicago, the Tlatelolco massacre, Reagan's belated bid, Wallace's American Independent Party campaign, "Love It or Leave It," and the backlash that set the stage, at year's end, for Richard Milhous Nixon's ascendancy to the White House. For those readers reliving 1968 or exploring it for the first time, Cottrell and Browne serve as insightful guides, weaving the events together into a powerful narrative of an America--and a world--on the brink."--Dust jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Yippie!" : Abbie, Jerry, and the politics of play -- "Hell no! They shouldn't go!" : Dr. Spock's children -- "We had to destroy the town in order to save it" : the impact of the Tet Offensive -- "The impossible dream" : the new politics -- "We shall overcome" : the dreamer -- "We all want to change the world" : springtime of the young rebels -- "Burn, baby, burn" : bearing witness and the Boston Five -- "You say you want a revolution" : radical politics and the counterculture -- "There's a man with a gun over there" : the politics of assassination -- "The whole world is watching : czechago" -- "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" : people power -- "The personal is political" : sexual revolutions -- "Goin' up the country" : the new environmentalism -- "Your day, of course, is going to be over soon" : the backlash -- "The revolution will not be televised" : legacies and conclusion -- Appendix A: List of abbreviations.

"The year 1968 is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned or threatened. On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, cultural historians Robert Cottrell and Blaine T. Browne provide a well-informed, up-to-date synthesis of the events that rocked the world, emphasizing the revolutionary possibilities."--Provided by publisher.

"The year 1968 retains its mythic hold on the imagination in America and around the world. Like the revolutionary years 1789, 1848, 1871, 1917, and 1989, it is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned or threatened. On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, cultural historians Robert Cottrell and Blaine T. Browne provide a well-informed, up-to-date synthesis of the events that rocked the world, emphasizing the revolutionary possibilities more fully than previous books. For a time, it seemed as if anything were possible, that utopian visions could be borne out in the political, cultural, racial, or gender spheres. It was the year of the Tet Offensive, the Resistance, the Ultra-Resistance, the New Politics, Chavez and RFK breaking bread, LBJ's withdrawal, student revolt, barricades in Paris, the Prague Spring, SDS' sharp turn leftward, communes, the American Indian Movement, the Beatles' "Revolution," the Stones' "Street Fighting Man," The Population Bomb, protest at the Miss America pageant, and Black Power at the Mexico City Olympics. 1968 was also the year of My Lai, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, Warsaw Pact tanks in Czechoslovakia, the police riot in Chicago, the Tlatelolco massacre, Reagan's belated bid, Wallace's American Independent Party campaign, "Love It or Leave It," and the backlash that set the stage, at year's end, for Richard Milhous Nixon's ascendancy to the White House. For those readers reliving 1968 or exploring it for the first time, Cottrell and Browne serve as insightful guides, weaving the events together into a powerful narrative of an America--and a world--on the brink."--Dust jacket.

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