Thursday, March 24, 2011

U.S. History Display: 1960s

American History 1960s
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
Our Display series featuring the different decades of the 21st century in American History has reached 1960s. Check out the table in the back of the reference area for a taste of the spirit of the sixties.

We have sources on the life of Muhammad Ali, for example, and on the days of the peace marches, Woodstock, and psychedelic music. Read how post-World War II comfort turned into yet another war, how a new, rebellious youth culture shook the existing conventions, and how feminism and civil rights transformed the society. There's also a book on the Kent State shootings of 1970, where guardsmen killed four students and wounded nine after a student protest against the invasion of Cambodia went awry. This decade is like no other, and will leave no-one cold!

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