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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All combined, the authors write, to lead America to a period of unwonted civil violence.

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

Jennifer Frost Limited preview – Lsserman pages Page 3. It can be ordered now for delivery when back in stock. Isserman and Kazin grapple with the 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.

Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Robinson would face a court-martial for his act of civil disobedience, and would soon thereafter break the color barrier in major-league baseball. 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.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Yet a third front would open when a substantial number of young Americans rejected the values of their elders and the bankrupt promises of Presidents Johnson and Nixon. 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.

References to this book On Capitol Hill: And they break new ground in their careful attention to every aspect of the political and cultural spectrum, depicting the s as a decade of right-wing resurgence as much as radical triumph, of Protestant apocalyptic revivalism as much as Roman Catholic liberalism and rising alternative religions.

He lives in upstate New York. This war had its origins in the s, they observe, in a time when a golden age of post-WWII prosperity ran counter to an escalating Cold War, which cost a fortune and led to the economic dislocations and spiraling inflation of the succeeding decade. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The New Left Chapter Drawing upon the latest scholarship, they include new insights into the Vietnam War, youth culture, and the lasting impact of the s on American politics, culture, and society.

The book compensates with its emphasis on the central role certain groups in society blacks, women, student activists have played in the shaping of historical events. Oxford University Press Amazon. They argue persuasively how the spirit of reform 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 established 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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Professors Isserman and Kazin skillfully combine insightful analysis and captivating narrative to demonstrate how and why that political and cultural civil war haunts us yet. The Civil War of the s.

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. I found myself eagerly turning pages to see how they would handle the decade’s key actors, moments, and trends, and was always rewarded with judicious and insightful treatments.

Their book is therefore more than another history: The Conservative Revival Chapter Oxford University PressNov 18, – History – pages. Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania.

America Divided 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. From inside the book. Du Bois, and Wilson J.

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

This is an excellent survey of the ‘s. This is an excellent survey of the ‘s. Survivors of the time might get a chuckle at some of the data the authors see the need to explain: Maurice IssermanMichael Kazin.

A House in the Sun Daniel A. With America Divided, the struggles of the Sixties–and their legacy–are finally clear.