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The Resource 1959 : the year everything changed, Fred Kaplan

1959 : the year everything changed, Fred Kaplan

Label
1959 : the year everything changed
Title
1959
Title remainder
the year everything changed
Statement of responsibility
Fred Kaplan
Title variation
Nineteen fifty nine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Conventional historical wisdom focuses on the sixties as the era of pivotal change that swept the nation, yet, as Fred Kaplan argues, it was 1959 that ushered in the wave of tremendous cultural, political, and scientific shifts that would play out in the turbulent decade that followed. During this vital, overlooked period in American history, pop culture exploded, court rulings unshackled prevously banned books, civil rights laws and protests broadened political power, the birth control pill ushered in the sexual and feminist revolutions, America entered the war in Vietnam, the invention of the microchip launched the computer age, and the space race put a new twist on the frontier myth
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaplan, Fred M
Dewey number
909.82/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D842.5
LC item number
.K35 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
Label
1959 : the year everything changed, Fred Kaplan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The race for space
  • Toppling the tyranny of numbers
  • The assault on the chord
  • Revolutionary euphoria
  • Breaking the logjam, hitting the wall
  • The frontier's dark side
  • The new language of diplomacy
  • Sparking the powder keg
  • Civilization in the stars
  • A great upward swoop of movement
  • Breaking the chains
  • Blurring art and life
  • Seeing the invisible
  • The off-Hollywood movie
  • The shape of jazz to come
  • Dancing in the streets
  • Andromeda freed from her chains
  • New frontiers
  • A visitor from the East
  • The philosopher of hip
  • Generations howling
  • The cosmonaut of inner space
  • The end of obscenity
  • Sickniks
  • Thinking about the unthinkable
Control code
ocn276138070
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780470387818
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008045529
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)276138070
Label
1959 : the year everything changed, Fred Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The race for space
  • Toppling the tyranny of numbers
  • The assault on the chord
  • Revolutionary euphoria
  • Breaking the logjam, hitting the wall
  • The frontier's dark side
  • The new language of diplomacy
  • Sparking the powder keg
  • Civilization in the stars
  • A great upward swoop of movement
  • Breaking the chains
  • Blurring art and life
  • Seeing the invisible
  • The off-Hollywood movie
  • The shape of jazz to come
  • Dancing in the streets
  • Andromeda freed from her chains
  • New frontiers
  • A visitor from the East
  • The philosopher of hip
  • Generations howling
  • The cosmonaut of inner space
  • The end of obscenity
  • Sickniks
  • Thinking about the unthinkable
Control code
ocn276138070
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780470387818
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008045529
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)276138070

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