In America Divided, Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin provide the definitive history of the s, in a book that tells a compelling tale filled with fresh and. America Divided: The Civil War of the s, Fifth Edition, is the definitive interpretive survey of the political, social, and cultural history of s America. Written. In this revised edition of America Divided: The Civil War of the s, historians Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin update their critically-acclaimed and.

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Betting on the Africans Philip E. Survivors of the time might get a chuckle at some of the data the authors see the need to explain: Expanded coverage of the counterculture, gay rights, and popular culture Revised coverage of the Black Panther Party and the Vietnam war An emphasis on the importance of Isseran Day in sparking a dividd and continuing wave of environmental activism An exploration of the origins of mass incarceration following the s An updated bibliography that includes the latest in popular and scholarly treatments of the decade.

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Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania. The authors’ broad ranging approach offers us the most sophisticated understanding to date of the interaction between key developments of the decade, such as the Vietnam War, the rise and fall of the Great Society, and the conservative revival.

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Maurice IssermanMichael Kazin. Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania “Recommended for academic, secondary school, and public libraries. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Isssrman book is therefore more than another history: An American History and Barons of Labor.


Critical Events During the Long s. The Politics of Consolation Christina Simko. Their compelling narrative helps make sense of the most contentious political and cultural debates of our time. Account Options Sign in.

America Divided: The Civil War of the s – Maurice Isserman, Michael Kazin – Google Books

Michael Kazin is at Georgetown University. Oxford University PressNov 18, – History – pages. Zelizer Limited preview – Isserman and Kazin grapple with americw abundant paradoxes of an era of youthful activism and resurgent conservatism, of sexual revolution and religious revival, of naive political optimism and growing distrust in government.

A thoroughly detailed, well-written history of the tumultuous recent past. The Civil War of the s. Betting on the Africans Philip E. Choose your country or region Close. The Civil War of the duvided, historians Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin update their critically-acclaimed and popular account of on eo f the most tumultuous decades in American history.

As a result, the narrative is impeded by constant deviations and non-linear renderings of the period which – though closer to our contemporary sense of history – make for often difficult reading. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. One campaign in that war, centering on civil rights for ethnic minorities, began a decade earlier in such acts as Lt. Never before have all sides of the many political, social, and cultural conflicts been so well defined, discussed, and analyzed–all in a swiftly moving narrative.

A thoroughly detailed, well-written history of the tumultuous recent past.

Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s

Isserman, a specialist in leftist politics, and Kazin, a student of modern conservativism, make a solid tag team. They argue persuasively how the spirit of iserman developed into radicalism and rebellion by black militants and SDS activists which, in turn, led to assassinations, political disarray and cultural anarchy that brought an end to liberalism as a dominant ideological stance and dividrd an era of political, economic, and cultural conservatism that now deminates the country the authors believe that even Democrat Bill Clinton’s major accomplishments in office were ones that conservatives had long advocated.


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Thieves of Book Row McDade. America Amerrica reconstructs the decade in all its almost unbelievable complexity, presenting its ever-unfolding movements and events in clear, simple, and straightforward fashion, explaining ideological issues without ever being ideological itself. I am hesitant to use the word “survey” because this work is very detailed, but it covers so much ground it does not attempt to be comprehensive.

America Divided – Maurice Isserman; Michael Kazin – Oxford University Press

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Rather than writing history from the perspective of those in power, the authors concentrate on the energy and thrust of the social reform movements and the anti-Vietnam War protests in the s.