And the Crooked Places Made Straight (The American Moment) by David Chalmers

By David Chalmers

David Chalmers's largely acclaimed evaluation of the Nineteen Sixties describes how the civil rights circulate touched off a growing to be problem to conventional values and preparations. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set nationwide criteria for race, politics, policing, and privateness. He examines the lengthy, wasting battle on poverty and the fight among the media and the govt over the struggle in Vietnam. He follows feminism's "second wave" and the emergence of the environmental, client, and citizen motion routine. He additionally explores the worlds of rock, intercourse, and medicine, and the entwining of the formative years tradition, the counterculture, and the yank marketplace.

This newly revised version covers the conservative counter-revolution and cultural wars. It contains the legacy of the Nineteen Sixties ahead: from Tom Hayden’s idealistic 1962 Port Huron assertion via Newt Gingrich’s 1994 "Contract with the United States" and Grover Norquist’s twenty-first century "Tax Payer’s safeguard Pledge."

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