In this unique and compelling book Tom Hayden argues that Barack Obama would not have been able to mount a successful presidential campaign without the movements of the 1960s. The Long Sixties shows that movements throughout history triumph over Machiavellians, gaining social reforms while leaving both revolutionaries and reactionaries frustrated. Hayden argues that the 1960s left a critical imprint on America, from civil rights laws to the birth of the environmental movement, and forced open the political process to women and people of colour. He urges President Obama to continue this legacy with a popular programme of economic recovery, green jobs and health care reform. The Long Sixties is a carefully researched history which will be of interest to activists, journalists and historians as the fiftieth anniversary of the 1960s begins.

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Part I The First Sixties, 1955–1965

chapter 1|5 pages


chapter 2|2 pages

The Port Huron Vision of SDS

chapter 3|3 pages

New Left versus New Frontier

chapter 7|14 pages

The Counterculture, 1964–1965

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Part II The Second Sixties, 1965–1975

chapter 9|6 pages

Toppling the Ivory Tower: The Student Strikes at Columbia and

BySan Francisco State, 1968–1969

chapter 10|4 pages

The Chicago Conspiracy

chapter 11|5 pages

Cambodia, Yale, and Kent State

chapter 13|9 pages

Wounded Knee and the End of the Sixties

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Part III The Sixties at Fifty

chapter 14|13 pages

Che Guevara and the Sixties

chapter 15|13 pages

The Underground in America

chapter 16|9 pages

The Old Revolutionaries of Vietnam

chapter 17|12 pages

Peace in Northern Ireland

chapter 19|5 pages

Liberation Theology

chapter 21|10 pages

The Spirituality of the Counterculture

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Part IV The Sixties in the Obama Era

chapter 22|1 pages

A Call to Progressives for Obama, with Barbara Ehrenreich and

ByBill Fletcher Jr

chapter 23|4 pages

Dreaming Obama in North Carolina: A Story of Race and Inheritance 176

By24. Bobby and Barack

chapter 24|3 pages

Bobby and Barack