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America in the 1960s and 1970s

The Decades Week by Week

1960's Week by Week Archives
Week by week summaries of the major events, pop culture, sports, music, TV, movies and radio of the 60s.
1970's Week by Week Archives
Week by week summaries of the major events, pop culture, sports, music, TV, movies and radio of the 70s.

1960s: Some Basic Resources

60 Iconic Moments From the 1960s
60 photographs from
The Sixties Project: Archive of Online Resources
Primary and secondary resources. Dated site so not all links are working, but still valuable.
Encyclopedia of the Sixties: A Decade of Culture and Counterculture
James S. Baugess and Abbe Allen DeBolt, editors. Santa Barbara, Calif., Greenwood, 2012. 2 volumes.
Over 500 entries with bibliographies on people, organizations, and events of the 60s. Available?
"Takin' It To the Streets": A Sixties Reader
Alexander Bloom and Wini Breines. 3rd edition. New York, Oxford University Press, 2011.
Primary documents focusing on social protest movements. Available?
America in the Sixties--Right, Left, and Center: A Documentary History.
Edited by Peter B. Levy. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1998. Available?

The Sixties on Film

America in the 20th Century: The Sixties
Part of the American History in Video series. The 1960 elections, the Civil Rights Movement, school integration, the Vietnam War, protest movements, etc.

1970s: Some Basic Resources

After Aquarius Dawned: How the Revolutions of the Sixties Became the Popular Culture of the Seventies.
Judy Kutulas. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. Available?
The 1970s: A New Global History From Civil Rights to Economic Inequality.
Thomas Borstelmann. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 2012. Available?
America in the Seventies.
Edited by Beth Bailey and David Farber. Lawrence, University of Kansas, 2004. Available?
The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics.
Bruce J. Schulman. New York, Free Press, 2001. Available?
Historical Dictionary of the 1970s.
Edited by James S. Olson. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1999. Available?
70 Historic Moments from the 1970s
72 photographs of "70 of the most unforgettable moments of the decade" from

The Seventies on Film

1970-1976. The History Channel, 1991. Streaming video. Historical events covered include: Kent State University Riot, May 4, 1970; Nixon Resigns as U.S. President, 1974; Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court Decision, U.S., January 22, 1973; Watergate Scandal, 1972-1975 & United States Bicentennial, 1976.

1976-1990. The History Channel, 1991. Streaming video.

The Century. 1971-1975: Approaching the Apocalypse. A specially produced ABC series. Presented by Peter Jennings. 1999. Available?

Picking Up the Pieces. Alexandria, Va., PBS Video, 1991. "This program traces the end of the decade through the early seventies when the anti-war movement became mainstream, when worries about revolution faded away and political action took a more personal turn."Available?

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