The Sixties and the End of Modern America

Author(s): 
Steigerwald, David H.
ISBN: 
0312090072
Date published: 
January 1995
Paperback
Price: 
£14.50
Pages: 
320

The Sixties and the End of Modern America is an historical narrative that describes and analyses the great changes and excitement of the sixties. The author sees the period as one that proved Americans can do better than they have done in the 'me-decade' of the eighties. It was a time, the author says, that rejected complacency in order to recover a zeal for the pursuit of excellence, for the nation to re-awaken to a sense of national mission and ideals; and a time when artists, intellectuals and the young offered alternatives to what the nation had become. While portraying these varied aspects, the author reminds students of what this important decade meant in US history.