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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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. Defenders of the Unborn Daniel K.

Obama’s Time Morton Keller. Choose your country or region Close. In order to do so, they expand their narrative beyond the borders of a single decade, offering brief histories to any event, issue or aspect of American culture they believe is related to the s f.

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. This is an excellent survey of the ‘s. Black Ordeal, Black Freedom Chapter 3. Ranging from the s right up to the debacle of Watergate, Isserman a noted historian of the Left and Kazin a leading specialist in populist movements not only recount the public and private actions of the era’s many powerful political figures, but also shed light on the social, cultural, and grassroots political movements of the decade.

America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s

Academic Skip to main content. 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. 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. Zelizer Limited preview – Critical Events During the Long s.


He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 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.

Maurice Isserman is the William R. 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.

The Making of a Youth Culture Chapter 9.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. In this revised edition of America Divided: With America Divided, the struggles of the Sixties–and their divideed finally clear. Sympathetic Puritans Abram Van Engen.

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 Earth Day in sparking a new 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.


Drawing upon the latest scholarship, they include new insights into the Maurice IssermanMichael Kazin.

Thieves of Book Row McDade. Jackson and Angela Bartie. Dlvided of the time might get a chuckle at some of the data the authors see the need to explain: 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 isserma revivalism as much as Roman Catholic liberalism and rising alternative religions.

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

With its crisp, straightforward language, previously unpublished photos from various sources and maps this book is an impressive accomplishment not to be missed by students and scholars of American history and culture. His truth is marching on. Gathering of the Forces Chapter 2. Please provide an email address. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


Their thoroughgoing research and vivid writing make this a book of interest to students and general readers alike. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Oxford University Press Amazon.