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 (2)

Editorial Board
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Power is 100 years old: Lerone Bennett Jr., Ebony magazine and the roots of black power
vol. 9 (2): 165-188
Living feminist: the liberation and limits of countercultural business and radical lesbian ethics at Bloodroot Restaurant
vol. 9 (2): 189-217
The man can’t bust our movies: buying and selling the counterculture with Zabriskie Point (1970)
vol. 9 (2): 218-241
The BBC and the Black Weekend: broadcasting the Kennedy assassination and the birth of global television news
vol. 9 (2): 242-260
“The Revolution’s here, and you know it’s right”: popular culture, the counterculture and 1966
vol. 9 (2): 261-263
John Wilcock: New York years, 1954–1971: book one
vol. 9 (2): 264-266
Younger than that now: the politics of age in the 1960s/Unfinished agenda: urban politics in the era of black power
vol. 9 (2): 266-269
Kent State: death and dissent in the long sixties
vol. 9 (2): 269-271
Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the limits of liberalism
vol. 9 (2): 271-273
Becoming the Tupamaros: solidarity and transnational revolutionaries in Uruguay and the United States
vol. 9 (2): 274-276
We Are an African People: independent education, Black Power, and the radical imagination
vol. 9 (2): 276-278
Captive Nation: black prison organizing in the civil rights era
vol. 9 (2): 279-281
San Francisco and the Long 60s
vol. 9 (2): 281-283
Irwin Klein and the new settlers: photographers of counterculture in New Mexico
vol. 9 (2): 283-285
A new insurgency: the Port Huron Statement and its times
vol. 9 (2): 285-289
When the Grateful Dead joined the Columbia strike, Friday, May 3, 1968 – what some friends heard, saw, and said
vol. 9 (2): 290-294
Please don’t dominate the rap: the Grateful Dead and the Columbia University student strike
vol. 9 (2): 295-297

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