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Fifth Edition of Isserman’s America Divided Published


The fifth edition of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, co-authored by Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, was recently published by Oxford University Press. Co-authored with Georgetown Professor of History Michael Kazin, the book was originally published in 2000.

Described as a “balanced examination of the political, social, and cultural divides of the 1960s in a swiftly moving narrative,” this new edition includes expanded coverage of the counterculture, gay rights, and popular culture of the time and an emphasis on the importance of Earth Day in sparking a new and continuing wave of environmental activism.

Sections on the Black Panther Party and the Vietnam War have been revised and an exploration of the origins of mass incarceration following the 1960s is included. The bibliography has also been revised to include the latest in popular and scholarly treatments of the decade.

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