How can we make sense of the fact that after decades of right-wing political mobilizing the major social changes wrought by the Sixties are more than ever part of American life? "The World the Sixties Made", the first academic collection to treat the last quarter of the twentieth century as a distinct period of U.S. history, rebuts popular accounts that emphasize a conservative ascendancy. The essays in this volume survey a vast historical terrain to tease out the meaning of the not-so-long ago. They trace the ways in which recent U.S. culture and politics continue to be shaped by the legacy of the New Left's social movements, from feminism to gay liberation to black power. Together these essays demonstrate that the America that emerged in the 1970s was a nation profoundly, even radically democratized.Van Gosse is Assistant Professor of History at Franklin and Marshall College; he is the author of "Where the Boys Are: Cuba, Cold War America" and "The Making of a New Left". Richard Moser is a National Field Representative of the American Association of University Professors and the author of "The New Winter Soldiers: GI and Veteran Dissent During the Vietnam Era".
Introduction I: Postmodern America: A New Democratic Order in the Second Gilded Age Van Gosse Introduction II: Was It the End or Just a Beginning? American Storytelling Traditions and the 1960s Richard Moser 1. Beyond Declension: Feminist Radicalism in the 1970s and 1980s Sara M. Evans 2. The Land Belongs to the People: Reframing Urban Protest in Post-Sixties Philadelphia Andrew Feffer 3. Unpacking the Vietnam Syndrome: The Coup in Chile and the Rise of Popular Anti-Interventionism Van Gosse 4. The Movement Inside: BBS Films and the Cultural Left in the New Hollywood Andrew Schroeder 5. In the Name of Austerity: Middle-Class Consumption and the OPEC Oil Embargo of 1973-1974 Natasha Zaretsky 6. Taking Over Domestic Space: The Battered Women's Movement and Public Protest Anne Enke 7. Fabulous Politics: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Movements, 1969-1999 Jeffrey Escoffier 8. A Very American Epidemic: Memory Politics and Identity Politics in the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1985-1993 Christopher Capozzola 9. Holding the Rock: The "Indianization" of Alcatraz Island, 1969-1999 Carolyn Strange and Tina Loo 10. Out of Labor's Dark Age: Sexual Politics Comes to the Workplace Kitty Krupat 11. Auto Workers at Lordstown: Workplace Democracy and American Citizenship Richard Moser 12. Cartoon Politics: The Case of the Purloined Parents James Livingston 13. At the End of the Century (poem) Eliot Katz About the Contributors