The Age of Great Dreams

The Age of Great Dreams

America in the 1960s

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Looks at the sixties in terms of its place in American history, and discusses the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, the War on Poverty, and the drug culture

McMillan Palgrave
In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in historical literature, explores Vietnam, the Civil Rights Act, the War on Poverty, the entertainment business, the drug culture, and much more.


Blackwell North Amer
In this absorbing new book, David Farber gives us the history of our collective and individual memories of the 1960s: the brilliant colors of revolt and rapture, of flames and raised fists, of napalm and tear gas, of people desperate to make history even as others fought fiercely to stop them. More than thirty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this book grounds our understanding of the terrible events of that era by linking them to our country's grand projects of previous decades: the forging of a national system of social provision in the New Deal; our new agenda as global superpower after World War II; the creation of the national security state; and the maturation of a national consumer-driven mass-mediated marketplace.
Farber's account, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in the historical literature, deals in full not only with nation building in Vietnam, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Watts riot, and the War on Poverty, but with the entertainment business, the drug culture, and much more.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780809024018
0809024012
9780809015672
0809015676
Branch Call Number: 973.92 FAR
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Foner, Eric

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