Re: Query: 60s course proposal (multiple responses)
Mon, 2 Nov 1998 10:57:24 -0500


From: "James L. Wood" <>
Subject: Re: Query: 60s course proposal

See Todd Gitlin's The Sixties (esp. recent edition); and the film "Berkeley
in the Sixties." Also David Horowitz, Student; and books and articles by
Richard Flacks.

James L. Wood <>


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Subject: Re: Query: 60s course proposal

W.D. Ehrhart's memoir Passing Time comes to mind. It is the 2nd of his 3
memoirs (Vietnam-Perkasie being #1, and Busted #3). It's a lot like
Robert Mason's Chickenhawk: Back in the World in that it covers the same
ground as the first memoir but reflects on it and digests it in ways that
suggest a greater degree of recovery from the trauma of the war.
Anyway, it recounts his return to the states from his tour of duty as a
Marine, his entering Swarthmore and becoming politicized and then joining
the VVAW. It's beautifully written and U Mass Press publishes it in
paper. Bill lives in Phily and probably can be coaxed down to Duke.


Randy Fertel
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From: Richard Manning <>
Subject: Re: Query: 60s course proposal

Re., Films hitting hard at real truths : find those of allan Francovich,
maybe Berkeley Fil Library or Harvard archive best bets.

richard manning


From: "Joseph S. Townsend" <>
Subject: Re: Query: 60s course proposal


I would suggest a book by Peter B. Levy entitled The New Left and
Labor in the 1960s (something like that). In it, Levy explores the
relationship between organized labor, the student movement, civil
rights, the anti-war movement and black power. Also, Alan Draper has
an interesting work on organized labor and the civil rights movement
in the south that is rather fascinating. Todd Gitlin's book The
Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage is an indespensible work. For a
very well developed overview of the anti-war movement you might want
to look at Tom Wells work The War Within; Charles Chatfield/Charles
DeBenedetti's book on the anti-war movement and Adam Garfinkle's book
on the anti-war movement. Oh, don't forget Kenneth Heineman's CAMPUS
WARS. Also, a book by a gentlemen named Burns entitled SOCIAL
MOVEMENTS IN THE 1960S (something like that) is a valuable overview of
many different movements and might be more useful for an undergraduate

Good Luck,

Joseph S. Townsend


From: John Andrew <J_Andrew@ACAD.FANDM.EDU>
Subject: Re: Query: 60s course proposal

When I teach my undergrad. seminar on the sixties I've found
several items very useful with students. To mention just two: the early
segments of "Making Sense of the Sixties" never fails to provoke
discussion. And Cleve Sellers autobiog. THE RIVER OF NO RETURN, has also
always worked well.
John Andrew

John Andrew email: J_ANDREW@ACAD.FANDM.EDU
Department of History fax 717-399-4518
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA. 17604-3003

"Fantasy Will Set You Free" - Steppenwolf


From: (Robbie Lieberman)
Subject: Re: Query: 60s course proposal


You're right that there is an awful lot to choose from. I highly recommend
the film "The War at Home," which is about the antiwar movement in Madison.
It follows several individuals from the time they come to college through
their involvement in the movement, among other things. It should work well,
given your focus. If you are going to talk about "movement cultures," you
need to do something with music as well. I would like to hear what you have
already decided to use.

Robbie Lieberman
Southern Illinois University