"Takin' it to the streets" : a sixties reader

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  • Creator edited by Alexander Bloom, Wheaton College, Wini Breines, Northeastern University
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Fourth edition. New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
  • Physical Details
    • xiv, 562 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0190250704, 9780190250706
  • OCLC ocn933210941


  • "Drawn from mainstream sources, little-known sixties periodicals, pamphlets, public speeches, and personal voices, the selections range from the Port Huron Statement and the NOW Bill of Rights to speeches by Malcolm X, Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan, to private letters from civil rights workers and Vietnam soldiers. The book focuses on civil rights, Black Power, the counterculture, the women's movement, anti-war activity, and gay and lesbian struggles, as well as the conservative current that ran counter to more typical sixties movements. These include topics that fell outside the daily attention of the media, as well those that made front-page news. For this revised edition, the editors have added new sections on Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Great Society, popular culture, and the widespread impact of sixties movements, as well as new selections on the American Indian movement, communes, and the environment."--Publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • Ch. 1. 'Keep on walkin', keep on talkin'' : civil rights to 1965 -- ch. 2. 'My generation' : American politics, the student movement, and the New Left -- ch. 3. 'Say it loud, say it proud' : black nationalism and ethnic consciousness -- ch. 4. 'Hey, hey, LBJ' : Vietnam and the antiwar movement -- ch. 5. 'Eight miles high' : the counterculture -- ch. 6. 'Love it or leave it' : the conservative impulse in a radical age -- ch. 7. 'The whole world is watching' : 1968 ... and after -- ch. 8. 'She's leaving home' : the women's liberation movement -- ch. 9. 'When the music's over' : endings and beginnings -- ch. 10. "For what it's worth" : assessments and implications
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