Sixties historiography (multiple responses)
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 13:13:58 -0500


Subject: Re: Sixties historiography

> Can anyone recommend a good historiographical essay (or essays) on the
>sixties? I came up empty-handed searching American History and Life.
> Thanks for any help.
>Bob Strassfeld

There's a pretty thorough and current ('96) essay at the back of David
Burner's "Making Peace with the 60s" (Princeton U. press).

Ted Morgan

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From: Rachel E Adams <>
Subject: Re: Sixties historiography

See Frederic Jameson's "Periodizing the Sixties," and important commentary
on remembering the decade from the perspective of the mid-1980s. It is
anthologized in a collection containing other useful essays, _Sixties
without Apology_.

Rachel Adams,
Assistant Professor
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University


From: "James L. Wood" <>
Subject: Re: Sixties historiography

See Todd Gitlin's <italic>The Sixties</italic>.

James L. Wood <<>


From: Phoenix <>
Subject: Re: Sixties historiography

how strange, really? Try "One Flew Over The CuCoo's Nest," by Ken Kesey.

has even even more historical and cultural material particular to the time by
many of the writers and players who were there writing and playing. Also their
more recent works.



From: Peter Levy <>
Subject: Re: Sixties historiography

Dear Robert:
While I do not know of any really good historiographical essays on the
sixties, broadly defined, several more specialized reviews exist: See:
Wini Brienes, "Whose New Left?" Journal of American History 75 (Sept.
1988), p. 545; Maurice Isserman, "The Not-So-Dark and Bloody Ground: New
Works on the 1960s," American Historical Review 94:4 (Oct. 1989 ?), p.
990; and Alan Brinkley, "Dreams of the Sixties," New York Review of
Books 34:10 (1987).