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The Resource A fiction of the past : the sixties in American history, Dominick Cavallo

A fiction of the past : the sixties in American history, Dominick Cavallo

Label
A fiction of the past : the sixties in American history
Title
A fiction of the past
Title remainder
the sixties in American history
Statement of responsibility
Dominick Cavallo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In A Fiction of the Past, Dominick Cavallo pushes past the contemporary fog of myth, cold disdain and warm nostalgia that shrouds the radical youth culture of the sixties. He explores how the furiously chaotic sixties sprang from the comparatively placid forties and fifties. The book also digs beyond the post-World War II decades and seeks the historical sources of the youth culture in the distant American past. What were the historical precedents of the political ideas advanced by Students for a Democratic Society, the largest student group in American history? Where does the hippie counterculture - that strange melange of sex, drugs, rock and roll and "do your own thing" individualism - fit into the broad sweep of American culture and history?
  • A Fiction of the Past not only sutures the youth culture to American history, but shows how its most radical ideas and values were deeply etched in the American grain
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.923
Index
index present
LC call number
E841
LC item number
.C33 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A fiction of the past : the sixties in American history, Dominick Cavallo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-278) and index
Contents
pt. 1: Sources of ferment in the forties and fifties. The cult of security -- Middle-class child rearing and the renaissance of American individualism -- New bottles, old wine: an archeology of rebellion -- pt. 2: The sixties in American history I: The counterculture and rock and roll." It's free because it's yours": The diggers and the San Francisco scene, 1964-1968 -- Rock and work: another side of the sixties music -- pt. 3: The sixities in American history II: students for a democratic society. The politics of liberty and community: students for a democratic society, 1960-1965 -- The political ferment of the late eighteenth century and SDS's failed quest for community
Control code
39981636
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
282 p.
Isbn
9780312219307
Lccn
98046179
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2000. With dust jacket.
Label
A fiction of the past : the sixties in American history, Dominick Cavallo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-278) and index
Contents
pt. 1: Sources of ferment in the forties and fifties. The cult of security -- Middle-class child rearing and the renaissance of American individualism -- New bottles, old wine: an archeology of rebellion -- pt. 2: The sixties in American history I: The counterculture and rock and roll." It's free because it's yours": The diggers and the San Francisco scene, 1964-1968 -- Rock and work: another side of the sixties music -- pt. 3: The sixities in American history II: students for a democratic society. The politics of liberty and community: students for a democratic society, 1960-1965 -- The political ferment of the late eighteenth century and SDS's failed quest for community
Control code
39981636
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
282 p.
Isbn
9780312219307
Lccn
98046179
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2000. With dust jacket.

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