The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture

No recent decade has been so powerfully transformative in the United States and much of the world as the 1960s. The era's social movements - from civil rights, to feminism, student and youth protest, environmentalism, and nascent conservativism - dramatically changed the political culture of the developed west. Meanwhile, the decade's decolonization struggles altered the nature and balance of global power. In Communist Europe, incipient democracy movements set the stage for the revolutions that ended the Cold War. Collectively, these movements gave the 1960s their signal identity, and dominate understandings of their historical legacy.

Whether in the United States, or across the globe, no recent decade has had such an enduring grip on politics, culture, and consciousness as the 1960s.

The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, features cross-disciplinary, accessible and cutting-edge scholarship from academics and public intellectuals. In addition to research essays and book reviews, The Sixties includes conversations, interviews, graphics, and analyses of the ways the 1960s continue to be constructed in contemporary popular culture.

2 issues per year.

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Latest articles

Volume 9 (1)

Of sorcerers and thought leaders: marketing the information revolution in the 1960s
vol. 9 (1): 1-25
Nixon’s marijuana problem: youth politics and ‘law and order,’ 1968–72
vol. 9 (1): 26-53
“Snoopy is the hero in Vietnam:” ambivalence, empathy, and Peanuts’ Vietnam war
vol. 9 (1): 54-78
The man who started the killings at Kent State: the Myron Pryor lie detector test
vol. 9 (1): 79-114
“We have our own struggle”: Up Against the Wall Motherfucker and the avant-garde of community action, the Lower East Side, 1968
vol. 9 (1): 115-144
Radical theatrics: put-ons, politics, and the sixties
vol. 9 (1): 145-148
Canada’s global villagers: CUSO in development, 1961-1986
vol. 9 (1): 148-150
Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll: the rise of America’s 1960s counterculture
vol. 9 (1): 150-153
A radical life in song
vol. 9 (1): 153-155
More than medicine: a history of the feminist women’s health movement
vol. 9 (1): 155-157
Cold war university: Madison and the new left in the sixties
vol. 9 (1): 157-160
Fighting over Fidel: the New York intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution
vol. 9 (1): 160-162
Womb fantasies: subjective architecture in postmodern literature, cinema, and art
vol. 9 (1): 162-164

Volume 8 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 8 (2): 0-0
vol. 8 (2): 117-120
What a difference a death makes: JFK, LBJ, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
vol. 8 (2): 121-137
“To have its cake and eat it too:” US policy toward South Africa during the Kennedy administration
vol. 8 (2): 138-155
“American business can assist [African] hands:” the Kennedy administration, US corporations, and the cold war struggle for Africa
vol. 8 (2): 156-178
Unraveling the special relationship: British responses to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
vol. 8 (2): 179-194
Sitting on top of the world: The Grateful Dead say goodbye
vol. 8 (2): 195-199