Introduction to the 1960s


Introduction to the 1960s: A Journey through Politics and Culture

This web site serves as a reference guide focusing on the placement of the events of the 1960s into historical context. The focus is on the secondary literature mostly books and websites that have relevant primary source materials related to the political, social and cultural history of the 1960s.

There is presently no one web site on the internet that serves as a good and complete reference source for the decade. I believe that this reference site can serve to fill this information gap on the internet for free reference sources on the 1960s.

This very studied decade included many historically important events; John F. Kennedy’s Presidency and assassination; President Johnson’s Great Society; the escalation of the Vietnam War; the Civil Rights Movement; the change in culture and the creation of a new counterculture; the protest movement against the war in Vietnam; as well Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King’s assassinations, and the Presidency of Richard Nixon which concluded in the ’70s with his resignation in wake of the Watergate scandal. All these events were defining moments in recent American history making this site relevant in both content and importance.

There is as well an abundance of literature on the decade that needs to organized into packages that will help students, researchers and others interested to find only the most important and relevant literature on the topic. This reference guide serves that purpose.

Content c2004
The Sixties: A Journey Through Politics and Culture.
Web design and content by Bonnie K. Goodman, BA, MLIS

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