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Published: 01 October 2015

384 Pages | 45

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

ISBN: 9780190217181

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America Divided

The Civil War of the 1960s

Fifth Edition

Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin

America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, Fifth Edition, is the definitive interpretive survey of the political, social, and cultural history of 1960s America. Written by two top experts on the era--Maurice Isserman, a historian of American radicalism, and Michael Kazin, a specialist in social movements--this book provides a compelling tale of this tumultuous era filled with fresh and persuasive insights.

New to this Edition:

  • 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 1960s
  • An updated bibliography that includes the latest in popular and scholarly treatments of the decade