Politics, Power, & Playboy

The American Mindset of the 1960s

by Dr. Marian Mollin

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Book Description

The 1960s was a time of reform and revolution in America, brought on by individuals willing to challenge political, social, and cultural norms. Politics, Power, & Playboy explores the American mindset during this turbulent and transformative time in American history. Each chapter examines instances of Americans confronting power, whether it be public support for President John F. Kennedy, antiwar protests at Virginia universities, the sexual revolution, or the Black Power and Black is Beautiful movements. Altogether, these chapters will help readers appreciate the crucial events and movements of a decade that would deeply shape the course of American history.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
The Battle for Political Predominance: The Development of the California Conservative and Liberal Identity
 
Chapter 2
John F. Kennedy: A Man of the People
 
Chapter 3
Red on the Horizon: The Cuban Missile Crisis and the 1963 Limited Test Ban Treaty
 
Chapter 4
Atlanta's Model Cities Program: A Boondoggle, Farce, and Ultimate Failure
 
Chapter 5
Comparing Rivals: Antiwar Protests at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech
 
Chapter 6
SNCC Identity: From Interracial Nonviolence to Black Power
 
Chapter 7
The Color of Culture: The Black Power Movement and American Popular Culture
 
Chapter 8
Black Is Beautiful: Mirroring the Media
 
Chapter 9
Cosmopolitan and Playboy: Complicated Beauty Ideals and 1960s Feminism
 

Book Details

Publisher
Virginia Tech Publishing
Published
2019
Pages
171
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781949373103
ISBN10
194937310X
ISBN13 Digital
9781949373110
ISBN10 Digital
1949373118
PDF Size
7.5 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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