THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1961

THE FABULOUS SIXTIES: 1961

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1450
    Format: DVD

    The major political, cultural and social issues of each year in the decade are brought vividly to life in this ten-part historical series. The Sixties were milestone years--a time when the promises of the future finally arrived and the problems of the past finally erupted. It was a time of savage and brutal violence. It was a time of technological marvels--of space exploration, heart transplants, birth control pills, and color TV. It was also a time when things went terribly wrong: the Vietnam War, Thalidomide babies, the Bay of Pigs invasion, riots in the ghettos of Detroit and Los Angeles, the assassinations ofJohn and Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. More than anything else, the Sixties were a time of controversy: over civil rights, women's liberation, gay rights, the use of marijuana and LSD, the Warren Report on JFK's assassination, black power, and, most prominently, over U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The Sixties were a decade of such change and upheaval that the debate over those issues still reverberates today. Each cassette is time-coded for easy access to any one of dozens of specific topics, of which the following is only a partial listing.

    Produced by Philip S. Hobel
    Narrated by Peter Jennings
    1993, 45 minutes
    Purchase: $210

    "The writing and narration is excellent and includes a taste of humor and irony. The series could be used by students to follow particular topics or events as they unfold through the decade or as a resource for term papers and classroom presentations."--School Library Journal

    1961: JFK inauguration; first man in space; Kennedy meets Khrushchev; East Germany builds the wall; Bay of Pigs invasion; trial of Adolf Eichmann; Civil Rights Freedom Riders; the pill; Chubby Checker and the Twist.



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