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 8 (2)

Editorial Board
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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
Dead Kennedys’ Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
vol. 8 (2): 200-202
One nation under God: how corporate America invented Christian America
vol. 8 (2): 202-204
Power on the Hudson: Storm King Mountain and the emergence of modern American environmentalism
vol. 8 (2): 204-207
Days of rage: America’s radical underground, the FBI, and the forgotten age of revolutionary violence
vol. 8 (2): 207-209
Watching women’s liberation, 1970: feminism’s pivotal year on the network news
vol. 8 (2): 209-211
JFK and the 1960s
vol. 8 (2): 212-216

Volume 8 (1)

Formulating an anti-environmental opposition: neoconservative intellectuals during the environmental decade
vol. 8 (1): 1-26
The business of getting high: head shops, countercultural capitalism, and the marijuana legalization movement
vol. 8 (1): 27-49
The “feminine mystique” and problems of a cohort of female Canadian university students in the early 1960s
vol. 8 (1): 50-74
“A public problem … rather than a question of social welfare:” Ernest F. Hollings and the politics of hunger
vol. 8 (1): 75-98
Lettuce wars: ten years of work and struggle in the fields of California
vol. 8 (1): 99-101
Selma to Saigon: the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War
vol. 8 (1): 101-104
A war for the soul of America: a history of the culture wars
vol. 8 (1): 104-106