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The following sources are recommended by a librarian whose research specialty is 1960s social activism.


Six Superlative Sources

· Evans, Sara. Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Movement and the New Left. Random House, 1979.

· Gitlin, Todd. The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. Bantam Books, 1987.

· Gitlin, Todd. The Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left. University of California Press, 1980.

· Miller, Jim. Democracy Is in the Streets: From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago. Simon and Schuster, 1970.

· Sale, Kirkpatrick. SDS. Random House, 1973.

· Wells, Tom. The War Within: America's Battle over Vietnam. University of California Press, 1994.

Other Excellent Sources

· Albert, Judith Clavir, and Stewart Edward Albert, eds. The Sixties Papers: Documents of a Rebellious Decade. Praeger, 1984.

· Anderson, Terry H. The Movement and the Sixties. Oxford University Press, 1995.

· Anderson, Terry H. The Sixties. 2nd ed. Pearson/Longman, 2004.

· Baskir, Lawrence M., and William A. Strauss. Chance and Circumstance: The Draft, the War, and the Vietnam Generation. Knopf, 1978.

· The Black Panthers.

· Breines, Wini. Community and Organization in the New Left, 1962-1968: The Great Refusal. Praeger, 1982.

· Carson, Clayborne. In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s. Harvard University Press, 1981.

· Declassified CIA Documents on the Vietnam War. University of Saskatchewan Library.

· Dickstein, Morris. Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties. Basic Books, 1977.

· Echols, Alice. Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975. University of Minnesota Press, 1989.

· Farber, David, ed. The Sixties: From Memory to History. University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

· The Free Speech Movement Archives.

· The History of CORE. Congress of Racial Equality.

· The History of the National Organization for Women. National Organization for Women.

· Isserman, Maurice. If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left. University of Illinois Press, 1993.

· Jackson, Rebecca. The 1960s: A Bibliography.

· Jacobs, Paul, and Saul Landau, eds. The New Radicals: A Report with Documents. Random House, 1966.

· Jones, Landon Y. Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation. Coward-McCann, 1980.

· King, Mary. Freedom Song: A Personal Story of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Morrow, 1987.

· Laughead, George. History: USA: 1960-1969. WWW Virtual Library.

· The 1960s -- Social Unrest and Counterculture: Web Links. American History AP Course.

· Noble, Eric. The Digger Archives.

· Lee, Martin A. Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD, and the Sixties Rebellion. Grove Press, 1985.

· Pawluk, Adam, Scott Griffin, Mark Andrews, and Mark Monaco. SNCC, 1960-1966: Six Years of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

· Peck, Abe. Uncovering the Sixties: The Life and Times of the Underground Press. Pantheon Books, 1985.

· Powers, Thomas. The War at Home: Vietnam and the American People, 1964-1968. Grossman Publishers, 1973.

· Rorabaugh, W.J. Berkeley at War: The 1960s. Oxford University Press, 1989.

· Roszak, Theodore. The Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society and Its Youthful Opposition. Doubleday, 1969.

· Sayres, Sohnya, et al. The 60's without Apology. University of Minnesota Press, 1984.

· Schell, Jonathan. The Time of Illusion. Knopf, 1976.

· The Sixties: 1954-1974. A Biography of America. Annenberg/CPB.

· Small, Melvin, and William D. Hoover, ed. Give Peace a Chance: Exploring the Vietnam Antiwar Movement: Essays from the Charles DeBenedetti Memorial Conference. Syracuse University Press, 1992.

· Tal, Kalí, ed. The Sixties Project. Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH), University of Virginia.

· Van Deburg, William L. New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1965-1975. University of Chicago Press, 1992.

· Viorst, Milton. Fire in the Streets: America in the 1960s. Simon and Schuster, 1979.

· Westbrook, Robert, ed. America in the Sixties: Culture and Counter-Culture. Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, 1983, vol. 4.

· Wittstock, Laura W., and Elaine J. Salinas. A Brief History of the American Indian Movement. American Indian Movement (AIM).

· Zaroulis, Nancy, and Gerald Sullivan. Who Spoke Up? American Protest against the War in Vietnam, 1963-1975. Doubleday, 1984.

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