Module 09: The 1960s: Who Won? Student Protest and the Politics of Campus Dissent


Printed Materials

Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Paul Lyons, New Left, New Right, and the Legacy of the Sixties (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996).

Terry Anderson, The Movement and the Sixties: Protest in America From Greensboro to Wounded Knee (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

Charles DeBenedetti and Charles Chatfield, An American Ordeal: The Antiwar Movement of the Vietnam Era (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1990).

Alexander Bloom and Wini Breines, eds., "Takin' It to the Streets": A Sixties Reader, 2nd. ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Kenneth Heineman, Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era (New York: New York University Press, 1993).

Marc Jason Gilbert, ed., The Vietnam War on Campus: Other Voices, More Distant Drums (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2001).

Mary Ann Wynkoop, Dissent in the Heartland: The Sixties at Indiana University (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002).

Rebecca Klatch, A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999).

Todd Gitlin, The Whole World is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980).

Beth Bailey, Sex in the Heartland (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999).

William H. Strother and Peter Wallenstein, From VPI to State University: President T. Marshall Hahn Jr. and the Transformation of Virginia Tech, 1962-1974 (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2004).

Peter Levy, "Teaching the 1960s With Primary Sources." The History Teacher 38(1) (November 2004), 9-20.

Online Resources

America in Ferment: the Tumultuous 1960s, hosted by the Department of History and the College of Education at the University of Houston. Digital history project developed by Steven Mintz offering a series of guided readings on topics of importance in the 1960s, including student protest, the rise of the New Left, civil rights, and Women's Liberation.

H-1960s, hosted by H-Net. Online forum for historians and other scholars interested in the culture and legacy of the 1960s. Searchable by discussion thread. Free subscriptions available.

Linda Churney, "Student Protest in the 1960s," hosted by Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. Essays and suggested lesson plans for teaching high school and college students about student protest in the 1960s.

The Psychedelic Sixties: Literary Tradition and Social Change, hosted by the Special Collections Department at the University of Virginia. Online exhibit of artwork (posters, album covers, etc.) and literature (from the Beats to Ken Kesey) from the 1960s, gathered from Special Collections at U.Va.

The View From Here, hosted by the Department of History and the Institute of Public History at the University of Virginia. Offers local history units by U.Va. students on desegregation, student protest, and religion in 1960s Charlottesville.

Campus Unrest at Virginia Tech, hosted by the Virginia Tech University Archives. Chronicles the April and May 1970 protests at Virginia Tech and university responses through a combination of documents and photographs from the time period.