The following reference books include bibliographies and guides to the literature that would be important sources to use when starting research on the history of the 1960s. The majority of these sources either focus on the decade as a whole or thematically about a specific issue that was important to the 1960s.
Bibliography: Reference Sources on the ’60s
Bradley, David, ed. The encyclopedia of civil rights in America. Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference, c1998.
Buhle, Mari Jo; Buhle, Paul; Georgakas, Dan, eds. Encyclopedia of the American left. 2nd ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Farber, David R. and Bailey, Beth L. The Columbia guide to America in the 1960s. New York : Columbia University Press, 2001.
Grossman, Mark. The ABC-CLIO companion to the Civil Rights Movement. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 1993.
Olson, James S., ed. Historical dictionary of the 1960s. Westport, Conn. ; London : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Parker, Thomas. Day by day, the sixties. New York, NY : Facts on File, c1984.
Parrish, Thomas. The Cold War encyclopedia. New York : H. Holt, 1996.
Singleton, Carl, ed. The sixties in America. Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c1999.
Tucker, Spencer C., ed. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : a political, social, and military history. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1998.
The Sixties: A Journey Through Politics and Culture.
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