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 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
Speaking of flowers: student movements and the making and remembering of 1968 in military Brazil
vol. 6 (2): 242-245
Kennedy, Johnson, and the nonaligned world
vol. 6 (2): 245-247
Last season of innocence: the teen experience in the 1960s
vol. 6 (2): 247-250
Gordian knot: apartheid and the unmaking of the liberal world order
vol. 6 (2): 250-253
Building sanctuary: the movement to support Vietnam War resisters in Canada, 1965–1973
vol. 6 (2): 253-256
Pete Seeger, the 1960s, and US popular culture: a reminiscence
vol. 6 (2): 257-259
Steve Kindred (1944–2013) and University of Chicago Students for a Democratic Society: a distinctive strain within the New Left, both passionate and reasoned
vol. 6 (2): 260-264
Out of the blue: an airman’s unlikely journey through the Vietnam War, the Pentagon and the radical left
vol. 6 (2): 265-285

Volume 6 (1)

Building the counterculture, creating right livelihoods: the counterculture at work
vol. 6 (1): 1-24
“Light from the East”: travel to China and Australian activism in the “long Sixties”
vol. 6 (1): 25-44