1960s in US and Europe
Knowledge & Values: History II
Key elements of our culture -- its patterns of consumption, its youth culture, and its sexual and social identities -- were forged in the sixties. Some look back with nostalgia on the utopian politics, the counterculture and the mass movements of that period. Others see the 1960s as the beginning of everything wrong with our contemporary society. In this module we examine the transnational protest movements and social trends that made the 1960s a cultural revolution in North America and Europe.