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How can we make sense of the fact that after decades of right-wing political mobilizing the major social changes wrought by the Sixties are more than ever part of American life? "The World the Sixties Made, "the first academic collection to treat the last quarter of the twentieth century as a distinct period of U.S. history, rebuts popular accounts that emphasize a conservative ascendancy. The essays in this volume survey a vast historical terrain to tease out the meaning of the not-so-long ago. They trace the ways in which recent U.S. culture and politics continue to be shaped by the legacy of the New Left's social movements, from feminism to gay liberation to black power. Together these essays demonstrate that the America that emerged in the 1970s was a nation profoundly, even radically democratized.

Table of Contents

Van GosseRichard MoserSara M. EvansAndrew FefferVan GosseAndrew SchroederNatasha ZaretskyAnne EnkeJeffrey EscoffierChristopher CapozzolaCarolyn Strange and Tina LooKitty KrupatRichard MoserJames LivingstonEliot Katz
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction I Postmodern America: A New Democratic Order in the Second Gilded Agep. 1
Introduction II Was It the End or Just a Beginning? American Storytelling and the History of the Sixtiesp. 37
1 Beyond Declension: Feminist Radicalism in the 1970s and 1980sp. 52
2 The Land Belongs to the People: Reframing Urban Protest in Post-Sixties Philadelphiap. 67
3 Unpacking the Vietnam Syndrome: The Coup in Chile and the Rise of Popular Anti-Interventionismp. 100
4 The Movement Inside: BBS Films and the Cultural Left in the New Hollywoodp. 114
5 In the Name of Austerity: Middle-Class Consumption and the OPEC Oil Embargo of 1973-1974p. 138
6 Taking Over Domestic Space: The Battered Women's Movement and Public Protestp. 162
7 Fabulous Politics: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Movements, 1969-1999p. 191
8 A Very American Epidemic: Memory Politics and Identity Politics in the AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1985-1993p. 219
9 Holding the Rock: The "Indianization" of Alcatraz Island, 1969-1999p. 242
10 Out of Labor's Dark Age: Sexual Politics Comes to the Workplacep. 265
11 Autoworkers at Lordstown: Workplace Democracy and American Citizenshipp. 289
12 Cartoon Politics: The Case of the Purloined Parentsp. 316
13 At the End of the Centuryp. 334
About the Contributorsp. 337