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HIST 174: Protest and Activism: U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s (Gudgeirsson): Home

U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s

Getting a Feel for the Sixties

Watch a documentary on the sixties to get a "feel" for the period.  Above are two examples:  Berkeley in the 60s and Women of '69: Unboxed.  You can find many more documentaries on KANOPY, a database of streaming videos.

HIST 174: Protest and Activism

"This course studies social reform and reaction in America during the 1960s and 1970s.  Emphasis is placed on the relationship between various social movements, such as the civil rights movement, the women's movement, the anti-war movement, and the conservative movement.  The focus of the course is on the efforts of previously marginalized groups, such as people of color and women, to participate more fully in civic, public, and cultureal life and on the reaction of others to that effort." (from the syllabus)

This guide is designed to help you find resources for your research paper.   You will learn how to find and evaluate secondary sources (books and scholarly articles), as well as primary sources related to your specific topic.  

Anti-War protest agains the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 1971 (courtesy Leena A. Krohn, Wikimedia Commons)


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