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

Rebecca Klatch

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

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 ... More


Introduction

Rebecca E. Klatch

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses the two wings of one generation, the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)—their relationships, their tensions, their compatibilities, ... More


The New Age

Rebecca E. Klatch

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter traces the origins of SDS and YAF, and then compares the founding principles of each organization. It explains that youth in both groups encountered parallel processes of disillusionment ... More


Backgrounds

Rebecca E. Klatch

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the backgrounds of activists and their families, contrasting the social worlds of youth of the left and right. It explains that not only were members of SDS and YAF from ... More


The Counterculture: Left Meets Right

Rebecca E. Klatch

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter analyzes how and why the counterculture divided activists within SDS and YAF, at the same time that it brought the worlds of the left and right together. It explains that the use of ... More


The Woman Question

Rebecca E. Klatch

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses the divisions within both SDS and YAF over “the woman question,” over whether women were first- or second-class citizens. It explains that despite objective evidence of male ... More


Paradise Lost

Rebecca E. Klatch

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter explores the ideological conflicts that tore SDS and YAF apart during the late 1960s as activists became polarized and each organization faced factionalization. It notes that at the same ... More


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