• 352 pages
  • 6 x 9
  • Price: $30.95
  • EAN: 9781592132010
  • Publication: Oct 2003
  • Price: $81.50
  • EAN: 9781592132003
  • Publication: Oct 2003
  • Price: $30.95
  • EAN: 9781592138463
  • Publication: Oct 2003

The World the Sixties Made

Politics and Culture in Recent America

Edited by Van Gosse, and Richard Moser


"An important volume, The World The Sixties Made fills a large niche in post-1968 historical scholarship. Gosse's introductory essay is excellent, compelling, and well argued. Moser's introduction is a key piece and a timely historical document. This will be a significant and influential book."
Brad Martin, History and Social Sciences Department, Bryant College

"The continued relevance of the left of the 1960s is a major challenge to almost any contemporary understanding of that tumultuous decade. This is a very inventive contribution, arguing that the left remains far more important than often claimed. There is a lot of new and intriguing research here. It's a book well worth reading." Ken Cmiel, University of Iowa

"In this historical moment, when the forces of reason seem so strong, The World the Sixties Made reminds us just how much the radical movements of the 1960s and 1970s accomplished—and that the future is not closed." James William Gibson, author of The Perfect War: Technowar in Vietnam and Warrior Dreams: Paramilitary Culture in Post-Vietnam America

"(T)he essays do a fine job of balancing the broad historical narrative with the detailed studies of disparate subjects.... It marks a provocative starting point of the historiography of recent America (and) provide a basis for contentious debate." —The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

About the Author(s)

Van Gosse is Assistant Professor of History at Franklin and Marshall College; he is the author of Where the Boys Are: Cuba, Cold War America and the Making of a New Left.

Richard Moser is a National Field Representative of the American Association of University Professors and the author of The New Winter Soldiers: GI and Veteran Dissent During the Vietnam Era.

In the Series

Critical Perspectives on the Past

No longer active. Critical Perspectives on the Past, edited by Susan Porter Benson, Stephen Brier, and Roy Rosenzweig, is concerned with the traditional and nontraditional ways in which historical ideas are formed. In its attentiveness to issues of race, class, and gender and to the role of human agency in shaping events, the series is as critical of traditional historical method as content. Emphasizing that history is itself an interpretation of material events, the series demonstrates that the historian's choices of subject, narrative technique, and documentation are politically as well as intellectually constructed.