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Decade of Turbulence: Social Movements and Rebellion in the 1960s

  • Alan J. Spector
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Abstract

The 1960s is seen as a decade of great turbulence in the United States and globally and in fact, it was an unusually rebellious decade, particularly in the United States, Western Europe, and China. However, two caveats are in order. First of all, historical change is not neatly divided into tight ten-year packages with specific beginnings and ends. Certainly in the United States, and much of Europe, the 1960s arguably started with the election of President John F. Kennedy in late 1960 and includes the first few years of the 1970s as well. The focus here is on the 1960s in the USA. Rebellion around the world was often more massive and militant; however, just as the rebellions within the USA were energized by these international rebellions, so too were many of those rebellions energized by rebellions in the USA, the so-called belly of the beast of powerful world capitalism.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan J. Spector
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  1. 1.Department of Behavioral SciencesPurdue University NorthwestHammondUSA

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