Further information on Winter 2020 courses


Tim Madigan: The Sins, Glories, and Music of the 1960s


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Course text

Instructional materials:  Lectures, YouTube music videos, books, articles, and student personal recollections.


Chris Matthews, Kennedy and Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America, Simon & Schuster, 2011 paperback, $18.

Tavis Smiley, Death of a King: The Real Story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year, Little Brown, 2014 paperback, $17.



Schedule of classes (subject to modification)

Week One: 01.10.19   Overview of class and schedule of topics, readings, etc. Share personal experiences.

Week Two: 01.17       National Politics – “The Greek Tragedy of the Kennedy/Nixon Decade.” Reading: Chris Matthews, Kennedy Nixon.

Week Three: 01.24   Vietnam War: “Light at the End of the Tunnel v. Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh.”

Week Four: 01.31    Civil Rights, “We Shall Overcome v. Burn Baby Burn.” Reading: Travis Smiley, Death of a King,

Week Five: 02.07     Counter Culture “Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll.”

Week Six: 02.14       American Cities, “Reshaped, for Better or Worse.”

Week Seven: 02.21   Social Change – “Women’s Liberation, Role of Religion and Family.”

Week Eight: 02:28   Impact of the “60s” 50 Years later