Social Movements Past and Present Series
Social Movements of the 1960s
ISBN10: 0805797386 ISBN13: 9780805797381 Publisher: Twayne Pub Published: Apr 1 1990 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
America was irrevocably changed by the 1960s civil rights, anti-war and feminist movements. This study examines them side by side, revealing their interdependence, common grassroots origins and cumulative impact. Burns clarifies how the struggle for black equality helped empower other causes and how the New Left gave rise to the peace movements as it fueled the tumultuous counterculture. He traces the history of each movement and makes conclusions about leadership, electoral politics and coalition-building.