The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture

No recent decade has been so powerfully transformative in the United States and much of the world as the 1960s. The era's social movements - from civil rights, to feminism, student and youth protest, environmentalism, and nascent conservativism - dramatically changed the political culture of the developed west. Meanwhile, the decade's decolonization struggles altered the nature and balance of global power. In Communist Europe, incipient democracy movements set the stage for the revolutions that ended the Cold War. Collectively, these movements gave the 1960s their signal identity, and dominate understandings of their historical legacy.

Whether in the United States, or across the globe, no recent decade has had such an enduring grip on politics, culture, and consciousness as the 1960s.

The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, features cross-disciplinary, accessible and cutting-edge scholarship from academics and public intellectuals. In addition to research essays and book reviews, The Sixties includes conversations, interviews, graphics, and analyses of the ways the 1960s continue to be constructed in contemporary popular culture.

2 issues per year.

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Latest articles

Volume 8 (1)

Formulating an anti-environmental opposition: neoconservative intellectuals during the environmental decade
vol. 8 (1): 1-26
The business of getting high: head shops, countercultural capitalism, and the marijuana legalization movement
vol. 8 (1): 27-49
The “feminine mystique” and problems of a cohort of female Canadian university students in the early 1960s
vol. 8 (1): 50-74
“A public problem … rather than a question of social welfare:” Ernest F. Hollings and the politics of hunger
vol. 8 (1): 75-98
Lettuce wars: ten years of work and struggle in the fields of California
vol. 8 (1): 99-101
Selma to Saigon: the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War
vol. 8 (1): 101-104
A war for the soul of America: a history of the culture wars
vol. 8 (1): 104-106
Death in the shape of a young girl: women’s political violence in the Red Army Faction
vol. 8 (1): 106-109
Building a Latino civil rights movement: Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and the pursuit of racial justice in New York City
vol. 8 (1): 109-112
Thai stick: surfers, scammers, and the untold story of the marijuana trade
vol. 8 (1): 112-115

Volume 7 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 7 (2): 0-0
Introduction: what was politics in “1968” in West Germany?
vol. 7 (2): 83-98
1968 in West Germany: the anti-authoritarian revolt
vol. 7 (2): 99-116
The medium and the message: art and politics in the work of Joseph Beuys
vol. 7 (2): 117-137
The politics of removal: Kursbuch and the West German protest movement
vol. 7 (2): 138-154
The politics of socialism and the West German “1968”
vol. 7 (2): 155-177
The axe of the event: in and out of the echo chamber of West Germany’s 1968
vol. 7 (2): 178-183
The genius of Earth Day: how a 1970 teach-in unexpectedly made the first green generation
vol. 7 (2): 184-186
Beatles vs. Stones
vol. 7 (2): 186-189
Chicago: le moment 68: territoires de la contestation étudiante et repression politique
vol. 7 (2): 189-192