The Sixties in the News

How an Era Unfolded in American Newspapers, 1959–1973

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About the Book

The 1960s were one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. Perceptions of race, gender and age changed dramatically, ripping away beliefs that had endured for generations. Newspapers, the primary source of information at the time, broadcasted all of these events, from important national news—such as President Nixon’s efforts to end the Vietnam war—to more light-hearted affairs—such as a topless dancer’s pursuit of the Stanford University student government presidency.
Included in this book are examinations of newspaper articles from 1959 to 1973 with contextual information on preceding events and outcomes unknown at the time of the articles’ publications. The author provides background for the stories and often an epilogue showing what happened to some of the dramatic players. The subjects of sex, drugs, rock and roll, marriage, politics, entertainment, and more are discussed in both a serious and humorous vein, with the perspective of more than 50 years. For those who lived through the 1960s, this book will bring back memories. For those too young to remember the era, this is an opportunity to learn more about why parents are the way they are.

About the Author(s)

William J. Ryczek is a finance professional from Wallingford, Connecticut, who writes about early baseball, football, the Yankees, and the Mets.

Bibliographic Details

William J. Ryczek
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7986-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4126-3
Imprint: McFarland