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  1. Week 1 - The Cuban Missile Crisis 11 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
    2. Recommended reading 3 items
      Good context readings - Herring on Foreign Policy and the Cold War, Chafe and Issermann on JFK's Presidency.
      1. The unfinished journey: America since World War II - William H. Chafe 2003

        Book Recommended

    3. Further Reading 7 items
      1. The Cuban missile crisis: origins, course and aftermath - Jonathan Colman 2016

        Book Further

      2. Climax of the Cold War - Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy J. Naftali

        Chapter Further

      3. Cuba and the Missile Crisis - Dennis Merrill, Thomas G. Paterson

        Chapter Further

      4. The Kennedy tapes: inside the White House during the Cuban missile crisis - Ernest R. May, Philip Zelikow c2002

        Book Further

  2. Week 2: LBJ- The Great Society and the War in Vietnam 8 items
    1. Set Reading 2 items
    2. Further Reading 6 items
      1. Lyndon Johnson's war: the road to stalemate in Vietnam - Larry Berman 1989

        Book Recommended

      2. Flawed giant: Lyndon Johnson and his times, 1961-1973 - Robert Dallek 1998

        Book Recommended

      3. The Johnson years: Vol. 3: LBJ at home and abroad - Robert A. Divine c1994

        Book Recommended

      4. Lyndon B. Johnson: portrait of a president - Robert Dallek 2005

        Book Recommended

  3. Week 3: The Early Civil Rights Movement 7 items
    1. Set Readings 2 items
    2. Further Reading 5 items
      1. Martin Luther King Jr - John A. Kirk 2005

        Book Essential

      2. Gender and the civil rights movement 2004

        Book Essential

      3. When freedom would triumph: the civil rights struggle in Congress, 1954-1968 - Robert Mann, Robert Mann c2007

        Book Recommended

  4. Week 4: Black Radicalism 14 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
    2. Recommended Reading 4 items
      1. Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the roots of Black power - Timothy B. Tyson 1999

        Book Recommended

      2. Waiting 'til the midnight hour: a narrative history of Black power in America - Peniel E. Joseph 2007

        Book Recommended

    3. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Black power: radical politics and African American identity - Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar c2004

        Book Further

      2. Bloody Lowndes: civil rights and Black power in Alabama's Black Belt - Hasan Kwame Jeffries 2009

        Book Further

      3. The spirit and the shotgun: armed resistance and the struggle for civil rights - Simon Wendt 2007

        Book Further

      4. Mainstreaming black power - Tom Adam Davies 2017

        Book Further

      5. Setting the Table: Historians, Popular Writers, and Food History - Matt Garcia 12/2016

        Article  good overview of the field of food history in the US.

  5. Week 5: Feminism and Gay Rights 6 items
    1. Set Readings 2 items
    2. Further Reading 4 items
      1. A strange stirring: the Feminine mystique and American women at the dawn of the 1960s - Stephanie Coontz c2011

        Book Recommended

      2. The feminine mystique - Betty Friedan, Lionel Shriver 2010

        Book Essential

      3. Talking back: thinking feminist, thinking black - bell hooks c1989

        Book Essential

      4. American women in the 1960s: changing the future - Blanche Linden-Ward, Carol Hurd Green c1993

        Book Recommended

  6. Week 7: The New Left and Vietnam 14 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. Start with the SDS Port Huron statement. Do some research on context, authorship, and relevance.

         

        Please focus on pages 50-55 (sections introduction; values) and 59-61 (The university and social change). 

        Think about these questions:

        - How do the authors conceptualize the role of students in American society? 

        - How does the university as institution affect them?

        - According to the authors, what is wrong with American society? How can change be attained, and what should it consist of?

         

        Then, move on to Hall's article. Think about these questions:

        - How does Hall characterize the tactics of the Civil Rights Movement?

        - In contrast, how is the March on the Pentagon depicted?

         

        Lastly, Select your respective folder ( Wednesday/Thursday), and sign up for one of these texts from the Major Problems volume:

        Small, Melvin: The Impact of the Antiwar Movement

        DeBenedetti, Charles, and Chatfield, Charles, The Antiwar Movement and American Society

        Appy, Christian G., American Veterans and the Antiwar Movement

        You should be able to summarize these in class for those who have not read them. Think about how they support Hall's argument and which additional aspects they add.

      2. Major problems in the history of the Vietnam War: documents and essays - Robert J. McMahon c1995

        Book Essential Extract from 'The Antiwar Movement and Public Opinion' pp.487-519. Small; Debenedetti & Chatfield; Appy.

    2. Recommended Reading 2 items
      1. Radicals in America: the US Left since the Second World War - Howard Brick, Christopher Phelps 2015

        Book Recommended Chapters 3 and 4

    3. Further Reading 8 items
      1. The Vietnam wars, 1945-1990 - Marilyn Blatt Young 1991

        Book Further

      2. A generation divided: the new left, the new right, and the 1960s - Rebecca E. Klatch 1999

        Book Further

      3. The war within: America's battle over Vietnam - Tom Wells, Todd Gitlin 2005

        Book Further

      4. Westmoreland: the general who lost Vietnam - Lewis Sorley 2012

        Book 

      5. Vietnam at war - Mark Bradley, dawsonera 2009

        Book 

  7. Week 8: The Counterculture 4 items
    1. Set Reading 4 items
      1. Imagine nation: the American counterculture of the 1960s and '70s - Marilyn Blatt Young 2009

        Book Essential

      2. The American Counterculture - Christopher Gair, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

  8. Week 9: The Rise of the New Right 11 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
    2. Recommended Reading 2 items
      1. America divided: the civil war of the 1960s - Maurice Isserman, Michael Kazin, dawsonera 2000

        Book Recommended Chapter 14

    3. Further Reading 7 items
      1. The conservative sixties 2010

        Book Further

      2. A generation divided: the new left, the new right, and the 1960s - Rebecca E. Klatch 1999

        Book Further

      3. The Uncertain Future of American Politics, 1940-1973 - Meg Jacobs

        Chapter Further Good state of the field article.

      4. Conservatism: A State of the Field - K. Phillips-Fein 01/12/2011

        Article Further Good state of the field article. You can also listen to interview with the author here: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/jahpodcast.com/podcast/201112.mp3

      5. A bitter peace: Washington, Hanoi, and the making of the Paris agreement - Pierre Asselin c2002

        Book 

  9. Week 10: The Rise of Environmental Activism 6 items
    1. Set Readings 2 items
      1. The gentle subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent spring, and the rise of the environmental movement - Mark H. Lytle 2007

        Book Essential

    2. Further Reading 4 items
      1. Major problems in American urban history: documents and essays - Howard P. Chudacoff c1994

        Book Recommended

      2. The population bomb - Paul R. Ehrlich 1971

        Book Recommended

      3. Nature: Western attitudes since ancient times - Peter A. Coates 1998

        Book Recommended

  10. Week 11: The Legacy of the Sixties 11 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
      1. Major problems in American history since 1945: documents and essays - Robert Griffith, Paula Baker c2001

        Book Essential 'The New Left and the Politics of the 1960s' pp.343-365 - you only need to read the first piece by Isserman and Kazin

    2. Recommended Reading 3 items
      1. Blood in the water: the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy - Heather Ann Thompson 2016

        Book Recommended

      2. Between the world and me - Ta-Nehisi Coates 2015

        Book Recommended

      3. Donald Trump Is the First White President - The Atlantic

        Webpage  You can listen to an audio version of the article here: https://soundcloud.com/user-154380542/the-first-white-president-the-atlantic-ta-nehisi-coates

    3. Further Reading 5 items
      1. The new left revisited - John Campbell McMillian, Paul Buhle 2003

        Book Further

      2. The new Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness - Michelle Alexander 2011

        Book Further

  11. Survey titles and edited volumes 11 items
    1. We ain't what we ought to be: the black freedom struggle from emancipation to Obama - Stephen G. N. Tuck 2010

      Book Recommended

    2. Give me liberty!: an American history - Eric Foner 2017

      Book Recommended

    3. The unfinished journey: America since World War II - William H. Chafe 2003

      Book Recommended

    4. The Columbia guide to America in the 1960s - David R. Farber, Beth Bailey, Askews and Holts 2001

      Book Further

    5. The sixties: years of hope, days of rage - Todd Gitlin 1993

      Book Further

    6. The sixties in America: history, politics and protest - M. J. Heale, British Association for American Studies c2001

      Book Further

    7. On our own: Americans in the sixties - Douglas T. Miller c1996

      Book Further

    8. America divided: the civil war of the 1960s - Maurice Isserman, Michael Kazin, dawsonera 2000

      Book Further

    9. The new left revisited - John Campbell McMillian, Paul Buhle 2003

      Book Further

    10. The 60s experience: hard lessons about modern America - Edward P. Morgan 1991

      Book Further

  12. Edited source collections 14 items
    1. Edited Source Collections 6 items
      1. "Takin' it to the streets": a sixties reader - Alexander Bloom, Wini Breines 2011

        Book Recommended

      2. A history of our time: readings on postwar America - William H. Chafe, Harvard Sitkoff 1995

        Book Further

      3. Black power: the politics of liberation in America - Stokely Carmichael, Charles V. Hamilton 1992

        Book Further

      4. The radical reader: a documentary history of the American radical tradition - Eric Foner 2003

        Book Recommended

    2. Major Problems Series 7 items
      The “Major Problems in American History” series can be helpful for identifying the most important sources and historiographic debates for your topic. However, these are radically abridged versions, so it is always better to search for the original primary and secondary sources to get a better understanding of the material. These could be relevant depending on your topic:
      1. Major problems in African-American history: documents and essays. Vol II - Thomas C. Holt, Elsa Barkley Brown 2000

        Book Further

      2. Major problems in American foreign relations: documents and essays Vol. II 2010

        Book Further

      3. Major problems in American women's history: documents and essays - Mary Beth Norton, Ruth M. Alexander c1996

        Book Further

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