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A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s

Rebecca Klatch


The 1960s was not just an era of civil rights, anti-war protest, women's liberation, hippies, marijuana, and rock festivals. The untold story of the 1960s is in fact about the New Right. For young conservatives the decade was about Barry Goldwater, Ayn Rand, an important war in the fight against communism, and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). This book examines the generation that came into political consciousness during the 1960s, telling the story of both the New Right and the New Left, and including the voices of women as well as men. The result is a narrative that explains how politics b ... More

Keywords: 1960s, New Right, young conservatives, Barry Goldwater, Ayn Rand, fight against communism, YAF, New Left, political consciousness, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780520217133
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520217133.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Klatch, author