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America in the Seventies (CultureAmerica)

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Tucked between the activist Sixties and the conservative Eighties lies a largely misunderstood and still under-appreciated decade. Now nine leading scholars of postwar America offer a revealing look at the Seventies and their rightful place in the epic narrative of American history
This is the first major work to relate the economic decline and cultural despair of the Seve
Paperback, 252 pages
Published June 21st 2004 by University Press of Kansas (first published 2004)
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Jun 24, 2011 Darcia Helle rated it really liked it
The lighthearted cover of this one, with photos of Archie and Edith Bunker, Farrah Fawcett and John Travolta's disco stance, is a bit misleading. This is not a light read, geared toward the fad culture of the seventies. Instead, this is a studied look at the politics, social movements and major influences of the decade.

I found some of the writing in these essays dry, even for nonfiction. Others, like 'She "can bring home the bacon"', which covered the women's liberation movement and "Adults Onl
Mar 31, 2013 Hillery rated it really liked it
An insightful book of essays on the economic, cultural, and social changes going on during the '70s. The essays avoid the easy caricature that usual results from most assessments of that decade. This book delves into how the '70s built on some of the social movements of the 1960s and also how the decade began America's painful introduction to the realization of our limits as a country--politically, economically, and militarily--that continues to today.
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