Activism, Authenticity & The Solidarity of Self - The Social Forces that Shaped the Sixties in America
This essay is about the transformational turmoil and cultural chaos that was the decade of the 1960s.
# 5067 | 2,075 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2001 |
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in International Relations (U.S.) , History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present) , Sociology (General) , Women Studies (General)
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This paper historically covers the period of time between 1960, which marked the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement sit-ins in North Carolina, and 1973, which was the year that America's involvement in Vietnam ended. During this span of time, both the Civil Rights Movement and the Women's Liberation Movement were highly active and the nation became heavily involved with the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia. In addition, the largest youth movement in history swept across the nation as students on college campuses all over America organized, rebelled, and eventually brought about a staggering amount of political, social and cultural change. This paper describes the forming of the Sixties Movement and it's actions as well as impact on society.
From the Paper:"The Age of Industrialization that accompanied America's entrance into the twentieth century brought with it the promise of unprecedented national prosperity and progress. The ten years proceeding the turn of the century had marked a decade of industrialized change that had greatly improved the quality of American life and had ended the long and stifling sociocultural period known as the Victorian Era (Garrett 288). Those involved in the developing fields of social and economic sciences noted the changing demographics brought on by the Industrial Age and began to chart patterns of predictions for a rapidly urbanizing America. They foresaw a series of successive social, economical and political changes for an American culture poised on the edge of progressive and eager for evolution and change. These formulas for the future proved effective in aiding cultural and economic adaptability for only the first few decades of the twentieth century, however. Neither the science nor the society of the developing American culture of the early 1900s could have conceived the concept of accelerated speed and veering versatility that these changes would begin to adopt around the middle of the century. Even the most highly advanced and sophisticated technology of today could ever have predicted the transformational turmoil and cultural chaos that was to be the decade of the 1960s."
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