1960s Counterculture: Documents Decoded

Editor/Author Willis, Jim
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 978-1-61-069522-0
Category: History - World history
Book Status: Pending
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There is no better way to understand the 1960s than to read key speeches and texts from the decade, experiencing firsthand writings that capture a signature sense of passion and conviction. That is exactly the approach taken by this book as it analyzes major protest movements of the era, including the Vietnam War protests, the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Lib, the hippie movement, and the nascent GLBQT movement. Organized by movement, the work presents speeches, testimonies, and other important documents side-by-side with accessibly written, expert commentary.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Seeds of the 1960s Protest Movement
  • Chapter 1: Raised Voices: The Berkeley Free Speech Movement
  • Introduction
  • Freedom of Speech
  • The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Ratified December 15, 1791
  • “A Spectre Is Haunting the University”
  • Leaflet from the FSM Steering Committee December 1964
  • “The Bodies upon the Gears”
  • Mario Savio's Speech on the Sproul Hall Steps, UC-Berkeley December 2, 1964
  • The Function of the University in Time of Crisis
  • Noam Chomsky's Speech on the Role of the University 1969
  • Chapter 2: Flowers in Their Hair: Voices of the Hippie Movement
  • Introduction
  • “The Class Structure of Hippie Society”
  • Dr. Sherry Cavan's Article on the Economics of Hippie Society October 1972
  • “The Gathering of the Tribes”
  • Promotional Article in the San Francisco Oracle January 1967
  • “Trip without a Ticket”
  • The Digger Papers August 1968
  • “The Community of the Tribe”
  • Tom Law's Article on Hippie Culture 1967
  • “Marxism and Nonviolence”
  • A Conversation with Isaac Deutscher May 1966
  • Chapter 3: Hell No, We Won't Go: Protesting the Vietnam War
  • Introduction
  • The Port Huron Statement
  • Students for a Democratic Society's Manifesto June 1962
  • “The Incredible War”
  • Paul Potter's Essay on the Vietnam War April 7, 1965
  • “The Great Silent Majority”
  • President Richard Nixon's Address to the American People November 3, 1969
  • Chapter 4: We Shall Overcome: Protesting Racial Discrimination
  • Introduction
  • “A Moral Crisis”
  • John F. Kennedy's Address on Civil Rights June 11, 1963
  • “We Shall Overcome”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson's Voting Rights Speech March 15, 1965
  • “Black Power”
  • Stokely Carmichael's Speech to the SNCC October 29, 1966
  • Chapter 5: I Am a Woman: Protesting Gender Discrimination
  • Introduction
  • Equal Rights for Women
  • Shirley Chisholm's Speech in the House of Representatives May 21, 1969
  • Judge Carswell and the “Sex Plus” Doctrine
  • Betty Friedan's Testimony before the Senate Judicial Committee January 29, 1970
  • “We Won't Be Silent Anymore”
  • Gloria Steinem's Testimony on the Equal Rights Amendment May 6, 1970
  • “Living the Revolution”
  • Gloria Steinem's Commencement Speech at Vassar College May 31, 1970
  • Chapter 6: Embracing Differences: Protesting GLBT Discrimination
  • Introduction
  • “Under Conditions Other Than Honorable”
  • Fannie Mae Clackum v. United States January 20, 1960
  • “Raid on the Black Cat Bar”
  • Press Release from the Tavern Guild of Southern California January 5, 1967
  • “Unfitness to Teach”?
  • Morrison v. State Board of Education November 20, 1969
  • “Full Moon over the Stonewall”
  • Howard Smith's Article in the Village Voice July 2, 1969
  • Chapter 7: A Voice from the Past, Demanding to Be Heard: The Native American
  • Introduction
  • “On the Art of Stealing Human Rights”
  • Gerry Gambill's Speech at a Conference on Human Rights August 1968
  • “The Meaning of AIM”
  • Birgil Kills Straight's Letter to the Editor 1973
  • The NARP Eight-Point Program
  • Article from the Native Alliance for Red Power Newsletter June–July 1969
  • Establishing the National Council on Indian Opportunity
  • Lyndon B. Johnson's Executive Order 11399 March 6, 1968
  • “Eighteen Thousand Pages”
  • A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the FBI Files on the American Indian Movement 1986
  • Chapter 8: The Fight in the Fields: Latino Protests of the Era
  • Introduction
  • “Viva La Causa”
  • Statement of Senator Robert F. Kennedy at a Rally of the United Farm Workers March 10, 1968
  • “Men Are Not Angels”
  • Cesar Chavez's Letter from Delano April 4, 1969
  • “The Boycott Is Our Major Weapon”
  • Dolores Huerta's Statement to Congress July 15, 1969
  • Timeline of Key Events in the Protest Era of the 1960s
  • Further Reading
  • About the Author