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Historical dictionary of the 1960s /
edited by James S. Olson ; associate editor, Samuel Freeman.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
description
viii, 548 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
031329271X (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
isbn
031329271X (alk. paper)
catalogue key
2947991
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-06:
Because so many reference books about the 1960s are available, book selectors can be discriminating in choosing books for this period. Similar to Olson's other Greenwood historical dictionaries on US history (Historical Dictionary of the New Deal, CH, May'86, and Historical Dictionary of the 1920s, CH, Dec'88), this dictionary offers brief entries on personages, organizations, events, and fictional characters, and on military, political, cultural, religious, diplomatic, and economic topics. Each entry includes at least one reference, and there is a chronology and a select bibliography. The editor (history, Sam Houston State Univ., TX) teaches a course on the Vietnam War. Other history faculty, students, and private individuals wrote many of the entries. This book offers nothing new to reference collections. A better choice for libraries would be The Sixties in America, ed. by Carl Singleton (3v., CH, Oct'99). R. Dyson; Lamar University
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'œ...an excellent dictionary covering the turbulent 1960s.'' Library Journal
"...an excellent dictionary covering the turbulent 1960s."- Library Journal
'œ...recommended for high-school, academic, and public libraries. Readable for either the person who lived through or was born after [this] period, Historical Dictionary of the 1960s...will enlighten, inform, and lead to a clearer assessment of this period of identity shift for the U.S., its people, and its culture.'' Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"...recommended for high-school, academic, and public libraries. Readable for either the person who lived through or was born after [this] period, Historical Dictionary of the 1960s...will enlighten, inform, and lead to a clearer assessment of this period of identity shift for the U.S., its people, and its culture."- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
'œThis work will be useful for public or academic libraries needing to enhance their Kennedy presidency and assassination holdings.'' ARBA
"This work will be useful for public or academic libraries needing to enhance their Kennedy presidency and assassination holdings."- ARBA
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text takes a look at the 1960s - at the individuals who shaped the era, the civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's movement, and the youth rebellion. It covers the topics that made the '60s a unique decade in US history.
Long Description
Few eras in U.S. history have begun with more optimistic promise and ended in more pessimistic despair than the 1960s. When JFK became president in 1960, the U.S. was the hope of the world. Ten years later American power abroad seemed wasted in the jungles of Indochina, and critics at home cast doubt on whether the U.S. was really the "land of the free and the home of the brave." This book takes an encyclopedic look at the decade--at the individuals who shaped the era, the civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's movement, and the youth rebellion. It covers the political, military, social, cultural, religious, economic, and diplomatic topics that made the 1960s a unique decade in U.S. history.
Long Description
Few eras in U.S. history have begun with more optimistic promise and ended in more pessimistic despair than the 1960s. When JFK became president in 1960, the U.S. was the hope of the world. Ten years later American power abroad seemed wasted in the jungles of Indochina, and critics at home cast doubt on whether the U.S. was really the land of the free and the home of the brave. This book takes an encyclopedic look at the decadeat the individuals who shaped the era, the civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's movement, and the youth rebellion. It covers the political, military, social, cultural, religious, economic, and diplomatic topics that made the 1960s a unique decade in U.S. history.
Unpaid Annotation
This work takes an encyclopedic look at the people and events that made the 1960s a unique decade in U.S. history.
Table of Contents
Preface
The Dictionary
Chronology of the 1960s
Selected Bibliography of the 1960s
Index
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