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

Kill anything that moves: the real American war in Vietnam

Volume 7 (1)

Storefront revolutionary: Martin Sostre’s Afro-Asian Bookshop, black liberation culture, and the New Left, 1964–75
vol. 7 (1): 1-27
Youth will make the revolution: creating and contesting the youth frame in the New Left
vol. 7 (1): 28-54
More than marching: two cases of nonviolent resistance against the Vietnam War
vol. 7 (1): 55-58
‘You Can Tell Right Away at Letter A’: The Public Sphere of Sixties Rock
vol. 7 (1): 59-63
Journeys to the East: Revolution, Solidarity, and Suffering
vol. 7 (1): 64-68
A new dawn for the new left: Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the long Sixties
vol. 7 (1): 69-71
Cinema of actuality: Japanese avant-garde filmmaking in the season of image politics
vol. 7 (1): 71-74
Soviet animation and the thaw of the 1960s: not only for children
vol. 7 (1): 74-76
Women’s Liberation Explosion At Boston University (1969–70)
vol. 7 (1): 77-81

Volume 6 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 6 (2): 0-0
Revisiting the rightward turn: Max Rafferty, education, and modern American politics
vol. 6 (2): 143-171
Meeting The Beatles: what Beatlemania can tell us about West Germany in the 1960s
vol. 6 (2): 172-198
“Raindrops on roses:” The Sound of Music and the political psyche of the Sixties
vol. 6 (2): 199-224
Hardhats, hippies, and hawks: the Vietnam antiwar movement as myth and memory
vol. 6 (2): 225-228
Engineers for change: competing visions of technology in 1960s America
vol. 6 (2): 229-231
Front porch politics: the forgotten heyday of American activism in the 1970s and 1980s
vol. 6 (2): 232-235
“Talkin’ ‘bout my generation”: conflicts of generation building and Europe’s “1968”
vol. 6 (2): 235-237
Mad Men, mad world: sex, politics, style and the 1960s
vol. 6 (2): 237-240
In peace and freedom: my journey in Selma
vol. 6 (2): 240-242