Turning Points - Actual and Alternate Histories: America in by Rodney P. Carlisle, J. Geoffrey Golson

By Rodney P. Carlisle, J. Geoffrey Golson

This quantity within the Turning Points—Actual and replacement Histories sequence seems to be at a tumultuous fresh period in American heritage, a time whilst pivotal, frequently tragic, world-changing occasions taking place at an alarming rate.

America in rebellion through the Nineteen Sixties and 1970s seems at 12 major occasions, from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the passage of the Civil Rights Act, from the coed killings at Kent nation to Richard Nixon's resignation. Drawing at the ideas of other historical past, the ebook portrays every one occasion because it occurred, then considers a few believable substitute situations of ways background could were varied if those occasions had now not happened. it's a uniquely idea frightening approach of exploring an explosive period, whose aftershocks proceed to form the yank event today.

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Kennedy supported some of the most repressive anti­communist legislation considered in the 1950s.  He and his brother Robert F.  Kennedy spearheaded the round of hearings that resulted in new federal laws regulating trade union activity.  When Kennedy won the 1960 election, he did so with a little more than 100,000 votes out of 69 million votes cast.  Historians argued that when Kennedy declared “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country,” he was not asking people to go out and fight poverty; he was saying do not expect the federal government to hugely expand social welfare programs.

New York: Harvest Books, 1997.  Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.  Norton, 1998. htm (accessed August 2006).  New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.  Norton, 2005.  New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1996.  Kennedy TURNING POINT: What if Lee Harvey Oswald had missed on November 22, 1963, and President Kennedy had survived?  ambassador to Great Britain in 1937.  He transferred those hopes to his sons.  Kennedy supported some of the most repressive anti­communist legislation considered in the 1950s.

3. , had never been assassinated, what types of careers might each of them have had through the 1980s and 1990s? 4. If formal and legal segregation had persisted into the 1970s and 1980s, do you think that civil rights activists would have become more or less willing to adopt radical measures to oppose those practices? 5. If there had not been a successful civil rights movement in the 1960s, how do you think that might have affected television, other mass media, and sports in the United States?

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