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Politics, Power, & Playboy

The American Mindset of the 1960s

by Dr. Marian Mollin

Politics, Power, & Playboy

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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

Politics, Power, & Playboy
Politics and Government
Virginia Tech Publishing
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
7.5 MB

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