The Transatlantic Sixties

Europe and the United States in the Counterculture Decade

Author: Grzegorz Kosc,Clara Juncker,Sharon Monteith,Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839422167

Category: History

Page: 322

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This collection brings together new and original critical essays by eleven established European American Studies scholars to explore the 1960s from a transatlantic perspective. Intended for an academic audience interested in globalized American studies, it examines topics ranging from the impact of the American civil rights movement in Germany, France and Wales, through the transatlantic dimensions of feminism and the counterculture movement. It explores, for example, the vicissitudes of Europe's status in US foreign relations, European documentaries about the Vietnam War, transatlantic trends in literature and culture, and the significance of collective and cultural memory of the era.

The Transatlantic Century

Europe and America, 1890-2010

Author: Mary Nolan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521871670

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 534

An unprecedented account of the American Century in Europe, ranging from economics, culture and consumption to war, politics and diplomacy.

Peacock Revolution

American Masculine Identity and Dress in the Sixties and Seventies

Author: Daniel Delis Hill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350056456

Category: Design

Page: 232

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The Peacock Revolution in menswear of the 1960s came as a profound shock to much of America. Men's long hair and vividly colored, sexualized clothes challenged long established traditions of masculine identity. Peacock Revolution is an in-depth study of how radical changes in men's clothing reflected, and contributed to, the changing ideas of American manhood initiated by a 'youthquake' of rebellious baby boomers coming of age in an era of social revolutions. Featuring a detailed examination of the diverse socio-cultural and socio-political movements of the era, the book examines how those dissents and advocacies influenced the youthquake generation's choices in dress and ideas of masculinity. Daniel Delis Hill provides a thorough chronicle of the peacock fashions of the time, beginning with the mod looks of the British Invasion in the early 1960s, through the counterculture street styles and the mass-market trends they inspired, and concluding with the dress-for-success menswear revivals of the 1970s Me-Decade.

Inventing the Silent Majority in Western Europe and the United States

Author: Anna von der Goltz,Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107165423

Category: History

Page: 422

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For historians of social movements, this text explores 1960s and 1970s conservative political activism in the US and Western Europe.

The American Idea of England, 1776-1840

Transatlantic Writing

Author: Jennifer Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317045211

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Arguing that American colonists who declared their independence in 1776 remained tied to England by both habit and inclination, Jennifer Clark traces the new Americans' struggle to come to terms with their loss of identity as British, and particularly English, citizens. Americans' attempts to negotiate the new Anglo-American relationship are revealed in letters, newspaper accounts, travel reports, essays, song lyrics, short stories and novels, which Clark suggests show them repositioning themselves in a transatlantic context newly defined by political revolution. Chapters examine political writing as a means for Americans to explore the Anglo-American relationship, the appropriation of John Bull by American writers, the challenge the War of 1812 posed to the reconstructed Anglo-American relationship, the Paper War between American and English authors that began around the time of the War of 1812, accounts by Americans lured to England as a place of poetry, story and history, and the work of American writers who dissected the Anglo-American relationship in their fiction. Carefully contextualised historically, Clark's persuasive study shows that any attempt to examine what it meant to be American in the New Nation, and immediately beyond, must be situated within the context of the Anglo-American relationship.

The Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature

Author: Julie Armstrong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107059836

Category: History

Page: 237

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This Companion brings together leading scholars to examine the significant traditions, genres, and themes of civil rights literature.

The Other Alliance

Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties

Author: Martin Klimke

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691152462

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 9971

Using previously classified documents and original interviews, The Other Alliance examines the channels of cooperation between American and West German student movements throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, and the reactions these relationships provoked from the U.S. government. Revising the standard narratives of American and West German social mobilization, Martin Klimke demonstrates the strong transnational connections between New Left groups on both sides of the Atlantic. Klimke shows that the cold war partnership of the American and German governments was mirrored by a coalition of rebelling counterelites, whose common political origins and opposition to the Vietnam War played a vital role in generating dissent in the United States and Europe. American protest techniques such as the "sit-in" or "teach-in" became crucial components of the main organization driving student activism in West Germany--the German Socialist Student League--and motivated American and German student activists to construct networks against global imperialism. Klimke traces the impact that Black Power and Germany's unresolved National Socialist past had on the German student movement; he investigates how U.S. government agencies, such as the State Department's Interagency Youth Committee, advised American policymakers on confrontations with student unrest abroad; and he highlights the challenges student protesters posed to cold war alliances. Exploring the catalysts of cross-pollination between student protest movements on two continents, The Other Alliance is a pioneering work of transnational history.

Rebel Crossings

New Women, Free Lovers, and Radicals in Britain and the United States

Author: Sheila Rowbotham

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784785911

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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The transatlantic story of six radical pioneers at the turn of the twentieth century Rebel Crossings relates the interweaving lives of four women and two men as they journey from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, from Britain to America, and from Old World conventions toward New World utopias. Radicalised by the rise of socialism, Helena Born, Miriam Daniell, Gertrude Dix, Robert Nicol and William Bailie cross the Atlantic dreaming of liberty and equality. The hope for a new age is captured in the name Miriam and Robert give their love child, born shortly after their arrival: Sunrise. A young Bostonian, Helen Tufts learns of Miriam’s defiant spirit through her close friendship with Helena; the love she feels for Helena and later for William fundamentally alters her life. All six are part of a wider historical search for self-fulfillment and an alternative to a cruelly competitive capitalism. In articles, poems and allegories Helena, Helen and Miriam resist the cultural constraints women face, while female characters in Gertrude’s novels struggle to combine personal happiness with radical social commitment. William campaigns against class inequality as a socialist and an anarchist while longing to read and study. Robert, the former union militant, becomes preoccupied with personal growth and mystical enlightenment in the wilds of California. Rebel Crossings offers fascinating perspectives on the historical interaction of feminism, socialism, and anarchism and on the incipient consciousness of a new sense of self, so vital for women seeking emancipation. These six lives bring fresh slants on political and cultural movements and upon influential individuals like Walt Whitman, Eleanor Marx, William Morris, Edward Carpenter, Patrick Geddes and Benjamin Tucker. It is a work of significant originality by one of our leading feminist historians and speaks to the dilemmas of our own time.

Blues, How Do You Do?

Paul Oliver and the Transatlantic Story of the Blues

Author: Christian O'Connell

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047212112X

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 9783

Recent revisionist scholarship has argued that representations by white “outsider” observers of black American music have distorted historical truths about how the blues came to be. While these scholarly arguments have generated an interesting debate concerning how the music has been framed and disseminated, they have so far only told an American story, failing to acknowledge that in the post-war era the blues had spread far beyond the borders of the United States. As Christian O’Connell shows in Blues, How Do You Do? Paul Oliver’s largely neglected scholarship—and the unique transatlantic cultural context it provides—is vital to understanding the blues. O’Connell’s study begins with Oliver’s scholarship in his early days in London as a writer for the British jazz press and goes on to examine Oliver’s encounters with visiting blues musicians, his State Department–supported field trip to the US in 1960, and the resulting photographs and oral history he produced, including his epic “blues narrative,” The Story of the Blues (1969). Blues, How Do You Do? thus aims to move away from debates that have been confined within the limits of national borders—or relied on clichés of British bands popularizing American music in America—to explore how Oliver’s work demonstrates that the blues became a reified ideal, constructed in opposition to the forces of modernity.

Changing The World, Changing Oneself

Political Protest and Collective Identities in West Germany and the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s

Author: Belinda Davis,Wilfried Mausbach,Martin Klimke,Carla MacDougall

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857458205

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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A captivating time, the 60s and 70s now draw more attention than ever. The first substantial work by historians has appeared only in the last few years, and this volume offers an important contribution. These meticulously researched essays offer new perspectives on the Cold War and global relations in the 1960s and 70s through the perspective of the youth movements that shook the U.S., Western Europe, and beyond. These movements led to the transformation of diplomatic relations and domestic political cultures, as well as ideas about democracy and who best understood and promoted it. Bringing together scholars of several countries and many disciplines, this volume also uniquely features the reflections of former activists.

The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision

Media, Counterculture, Revolt

Author: T. Brown,A. Lison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113737523X

Category: History

Page: 296

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Despite the explosion of interest in the "global 1968," the arts in this period - both popular and avant-garde forms - have too often been neglected. This interdisciplinary volume brings together scholars in history, cultural studies, musicology and other areas to explore the symbiosis of the sonic and the visual in the counterculture of the 1960s.

Dogfight

The Transatlantic Battle Over Airbus

Author: Ian McIntyre

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Although there has been a certain amount of admiring writing about Airbus in Europe, there has been no previous attempt to weigh the issues even-handedly by exploring them on both sides of the Atlantic. Dogfight examines the roots of the conflict in the middle sixties and carries the story forward to the tentative agreement on some of the outstanding issues reached by the U.S. administration and the European Commission in the spring of 1992. In placing the controversy in its political and international context, the author has had access to many of the key players in the industry in both has interviewed a large number of politicians, officials, and senior airline and aircraft executives.

The Transatlantic Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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The Sixties

Cultural Revolution in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, c.1958-c.1974

Author: Arthur Marwick

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448205425

Category: History

Page: 810

View: 9060

If the World Wars defined the first half of the twentieth century, the sixties defined the second half, acting as the pivot on which modern times have turned. From popular music to individual liberties, the tastes and convictions of the Western world are indelibly stamped with the impact of this tumultuous decade. Framing the sixties as a period stretching from 1958 to 1974, Arthur Marwick argues that this long decade ushered in nothing less than a cultural revolution – one that raged most clearly in the United States, Britain, France, and Italy. Marwick recaptures the events and movements that shaped life as we know it: the rise of a youth subculture across the West; the sit-ins and marches of the civil rights movement; Britain's surprising rise to leadership in fashion and music; the emerging storm over Vietnam; the Paris student uprising of 1968; the growing force of feminism, and much more. For some, it was a golden age of liberation and political progress; for others, an era in which depravity was celebrated, and the secure moral and social framework subverted. The sixties was no short-term era of ecstasy and excess. On the contrary, the decade set the cultural and social agenda for the rest of the century, and left deep divisions still felt today.

The Sixties and Beyond

Dechristianization in North America and Western Europe, 1945-2000

Author: Nancy Christie,Michael Gauvreau

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442644753

Category: History

Page: 482

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In the decades following the Second World War, North America and Western Europe experienced widespread secularization and dechristianization; many scholars have pinpointed the 1960s as a pivotally important period in this decline. The Sixties and Beyond examines the scope and significance of dechristianization in the western world between 1945 and 2000. A thematically wide-ranging and interdisciplinary collection, The Sixties and Beyond uses a framework that compares the social and cultural experiences of North America and Western Europe during this period. The internationally based contributors examine the dynamic place of Christianity in both private lives and public discourses and practices by assessing issues such as gender relations, family life, religious education, the changing relationship of church and state, and the internal dynamics of religious organizations. The Sixties and Beyond is an excellent contribution to the burgeoning scholarship on the 1960s as well as to the history of Christianity in the western world.

New York Times The Times of the Sixties

The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade

Author: The New York Times

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 160376366X

Category: History

Page: 324

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There is no better record of events than The New York Times, and now The Times of the Sixties captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of articles and original commentary in this unique and fascinating book. Whether we lived through them or learned of them after the fact, the events of the 1960s? the beginning of the Vietnam War, the moon landing, the hippie movement, to name just a few?resonate strongly in our culture today. The Times of the Sixties represents one of the most fascinating, extensive, and well-rounded portraits of one of modern history's most tumultuous decades. More than 400 articles have been culled from the archives of The New York Times and brilliantly curated by staff writer John Rockwell. Articles feature coverage of historic events like the Cuban missile crisis, Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech, the assassination of President Kennedy; cultural highlights such as the British Invasion, movie reviews of Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Graduate, and features on music groups like the Supremes; plus pieces on pivotal political figures like John F. Kennedy, Mao Zedong, and Che Guevara, as well as influential personalities such as Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Friedan. Rockwell guides readers through the articles he's selected, putting the events into historical context and exploring the far-reaching impact of these events and individuals. The book also includes hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs from the Times and other sources. Also available: The New York Times: The Times of the Seventies (978-1-57912-945-3) and The New York Times: The Times of the Eighties (978-1-57912-933-0).

Choosing the Right College

The Whole Truth about America's Top Schools

Author: Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780802848017

Category: Education

Page: 796

View: 2303

Evaluates the academic life, political atmosphere, and social conditions at more than one hundred of the top colleges and universities in the United States.

The Transatlantic Persuasion

The Liberal-Democratic Mind in the Age of Gladstone

Author: Robert Lloyd Kelley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: 433

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The Transatlantic Smiths

Author: Robert Allerton Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Americans

Page: 237

View: 7582

Picture History of the Cunard Line, 1840-1990

Author: Frank Osborn Braynard,William H. Miller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486265501

Category: Transportation

Page: 134

View: 2779

Photographs, prints, and text portray Cunard ships, inside and out, from the earliest steamships, through the great liners of the earlier twentieth century, to modern cruise ships