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The Sixties Unplugged

A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade

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ISBN 9780674034631

Publication Date: 03/30/2010

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528 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Preludes
    • Torgau: A Brief Moment of Sanity
    • At Home: The Generation Gap
  • 2. Premonitions
    • On the Airwaves: Transistor Radios
    • San Francisco: A Collection of Angels Howling at the World
    • Worcester: The Pill
    • The Congo: Democracy Murdered
    • The Old Bailey: Lady Chatterley on Trial
    • Washington: New Frontiers
  • 3. Hard Rain
    • Sharpeville: Apartheid Is a Way of Death
    • Bay of Pigs: It Seemed Like a Good Idea
    • Berlin: The Wall
    • Ap Bac: Bad News from a Place Called Vietnam
    • Novaya Zemlya and Cuba: Big Bombs
  • 4. All Gone to Look for America
    • Albany and Birmingham: Lessons of Nonviolence
    • Port Huron: Students for a Democratic Society
    • Washington: I Have a Dream
    • Arlington National Cemetery: Kennedy and Vietnam
  • 5. Call Out the Instigators
    • Duxbury: Rachel Carson
    • Harlem: Malcolm X
    • Havana: Che
    • Miami: The Greatest
    • Chelsea: Mary Quant
  • 6. Universal Soldiers
    • The Tonkin Gulf: Carte Blanche
    • Sinai: The Six-Day War
    • Biafra: The Problem of Africa
    • Guangxi Province: Cannibals for Mao
  • 7. And in the Streets…
    • Margate: Mods versus Rockers
    • Watts: Long Hot Summer
    • Berkeley: Free Speech
    • Amsterdam: Provo Pioneers
    • Selma: Black Power
  • 8. Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n’ Roll
    • Millbrook: Acid Dreams
    • In Bed: Sex and Love
    • Liverpool: The Beatles
    • Manchester: The Battle for Bob Dylan
    • Woodstock: A Festival, Yes; A Nation, No
  • 9. Everybody Get Together
    • Sharon: Young Americans for Freedom
    • London: Love Is All You Need
    • San Francisco: It’s Free Because It’s Yours!
    • Greenwich Village: Yippie!
    • Oakland: The Black Panthers
    • Delano: Boycott Grapes
  • 10. Turn, Turn, Turn
    • Saigon: Tet
    • Atlantic City: From Miss America to Ms. World
    • Greenwich Village: Stonewall
    • San Francisco: Summer of Rape
  • 11. Gone to Graveyards
    • Memphis: The Death of King
    • Prague: Short Spring
    • Los Angeles: The Death of Hope
    • Mexico City: Shooting Students
  • 12. You Say You Want a Revolution?
    • Berlin: Rudi the Red
    • New York: Up against the Wall, Motherfucker!
    • Paris: Absurdists Revolt
    • London: A Very British Revolution
  • 13. Wilted Flowers
    • The Vatican: Humanae Vitae
    • Mayfair: Casualties of the Cultural Revolution
    • People’s Park: The Future in a Vacant Lot
    • San Diego: A Burning Desire to End the War
  • 14. Meet the New Boss
    • Jakarta: A Perfect Little Coup
    • Hollywood: Takin’ Care of Business
    • Los Angeles: A Goddamned Electable Person
    • St. Louis: Curt Flood versus Baseball
  • 15. No Direction Home
    • Altamont: The Day the Music Died
    • Chappaquiddick: A Career Drowned
    • The Moon: Magnificent Desolation
    • Greenwich Village: You Don’t Need a Weatherman
    • Old Bailey: Another Obscenity Trial
  • Epitaph: It’s Life’s Illusions I Recall
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Single-Authored Work, Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association
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