Re: [sixties-l] re: sex rev afterthoughts

From: Marty Jezer (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 11:06:57 EST

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    I should probably subtitle this subject-heading "shameless self-promotion."

    Abbie Hoffman once said (with a smile) "there couldn't have been the sixties if we hadn't had the fifties." For a neat overview of why the sixties sexual revolution had to happen, read my "Dark Ages: Life in the USA, 1945-1960" (South End Press).

    Chapters ten and eleven deal with family life and growing up in the postwar era. There is a neat little section on the "horny fifties," as well as sections on "rocks and greasers," "anti-feminism," and the first stirrings of the feminist movement." I cover dating and making out, DA haircuts, and quote publications aimed at teenage girls.

    Marty Jezer

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    Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel
    Rachel Carson: Author, Biologist
    The Dark Ages: Life in the USA, 1945-1960

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Charlotte Pagni <>
    To: <>; <>
    Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 12:42 AM
    Subject: [sixties-l] re: sex rev afterthoughts/Ted

    > Ted,
    > I look forward to further exchange about your exciting book and course, as
    > soon as time permits. [Don't know the work you mentioned; will check it
    > out.]

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