By Joan Morrison, Robert K. Morrison
No decade in American heritage keeps to fascinate us just like the Sixties. No decade combines such hopeful idealism with such violence and disillusionment, or witnesses such profound political, cultural, and private upheavals. And no decade merits extra from being visible in the course of the eyes of these who skilled firsthand the shocks and revelations that also reverberate this day.
Newly revised and up to date, with an improved advent, From Camelot to Kent State tells the tale of ten of the main dramatic years within the lifetime of America-and of fifty-nine women and men who lived via these years. of their personal phrases, civil rights activists, squaddies who fought in Vietnam, anti-war protesters, pupil radicals, feminists, Peace Corps employees, and so on take us contained in the significant occasions and pursuits of the interval. faraway from a dispassionate heritage of the Sixties, those tales bristle with the stress and immediacy of lived event. How did it think to get up into step out of a helicopter right into a Vietnamese jungle; to trip south on a freedom bus, to march at the Pentagon; to take over a faculty management construction; to listen to Jimi Hendrix play the nationwide anthem at Woodstock; to wait the 1st consciousness-raising conferences for girls on the Bread and Roses café? This attractive oral background let you understand.
integrated are first-hand debts from either the famous-including Eldridge Cleaver, Abbie Hoffman, Philip Berrigan, and John Lewis-and the standard women and men who have been swept up in significant historic occasions, From Camelot to Kent State bargains a uniquely worthy view of a decade that perpetually replaced the historical past and attention of America.
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