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HIST 200 Lecture (4.25.2007)

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HIST-200 Lecture 4/25/2007 Counterculture - Countering the mainstream culture - Dress becomes more casual - Hair gets longer - Drugs come more out into the open - Clear loosening of values o Sex Premarital sex Nothing new, but it becomes more open and flaunted - Emergence of the hippies (flower people) o Dropping out of society and living commune lives - Music o Folk revival o Sensitivity and protest o Motown - Literature o New Realism o Surrealism o New Journalism Tom Wolfe, Normal Mailer, etc. - Women’s Liberation (at least awareness of it) o Betty Friedan Said “the problem that has no name” Wrote “The Feminine Mystique” - Movies o New Realism o Message pictures - Causes o Runs to extremes - Violence o John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, MLK, Jr., etc. Vision: John F. Kennedy - Opening up society part of New Frontier o Picked up by Lyndon Johnson Great Society America had “ills” in society that needed to be corrected Ideal: All Americans ought to share “Underprivileged”
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