The 1960s witnessed unprecedented progress toward racial and sexual equality, but it also played host to race and urban riots. And while impressive advances in the sciences and arts were fueling the American imagination, the counterculture rejected it all. The A to Z of the Kennedy-Johnson Era relates these events and provides extensive political, economic, and social background on this era through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, events, institutions, policies, and issues.
Richard Dean Burns is professor emeritus and former chair of the History Department at California State University, Los Angeles. Joseph M. Siracusa is professor in the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, where he is a specialist in nuclear politics and global security.