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.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
17541328
ISSN (online): 
17541336

Latest articles

Volume 11 (1)

Serving with Pride and Dignity: a traveling fashion pageant, the Women’s Army Corps, and soldier femininity, 1963–1969
vol. 11 (1): 1-16
Too loud to rise above the silence: the United States vs. the International War Crimes Tribunal, 1966–1967
vol. 11 (1): 17-45
Jackie Reconsidered, again: Jacqueline Kennedy and 1960s-era American womanhood
vol. 11 (1): 46-68
Rethinking postwar liberalism: the Americans for democratic action, social democracy, and the struggle for racial equality
vol. 11 (1): 69-92
There is no single lie in war (films): Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and The Vietnam War
vol. 11 (1): 93-104
“Stumbling towards something better”: memorializing the Sixties and the British underground press
vol. 11 (1): 105-108
Transnational protest: Australia and the 1960s
vol. 11 (1): 109-111
The end of concern: Maoist China, activism, and Asian studies
vol. 11 (1): 111-113
Psychedelic Chile: youth, counterculture, and politics on the road to socialism and dictatorship
vol. 11 (1): 113-115
In search of the Mexican Beverly Hills: Latino suburbanization in postwar Los Angeles
vol. 11 (1): 116-118
Altamont: the Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the inside story of rock’s darkest day
vol. 11 (1): 118-121
From head shops to Whole Foods: the rise and fall of activist entrepreneurs
vol. 11 (1): 121-123
Swords in the hands of children: reflections of an American revolutionary
vol. 11 (1): 124-126
The recording machine: art and fact during the Cold War
vol. 11 (1): 126-128
After Aquarius dawned: how the revolutions of the sixties became the popular culture of the seventies
vol. 11 (1): 128-130

Volume 10 (2)

The other transpacific alliances: introduction
vol. 10 (2): 125-132
The other transpacific alliances: introduction
vol. 10 (2): 125-132
From Tokyo to Wounded Knee: Two Afterlives of the Sunagawa Struggle
vol. 10 (2): 133-149
From Tokyo to Wounded Knee: Two Afterlives of the Sunagawa Struggle
vol. 10 (2): 133-149
Tokyo 1969: studying abroad, striking abroad
vol. 10 (2): 150-164