History & Politics
- The Sixties
Everything about the sixties from assassinations to social revolution, the anti-war movement, civil rights, the rise of feminism, technology, popular culture to the people of the decade. With links to a raft of other information about the decade in Wikipedia.
Starting in 1960 move forward year by year to read the summary of the main
events and people of each year as selected by The Guardian. Lots of links
through to the individual stories and people.
Sixties Project Web Site
An academic project website that provides a number of resources
specifically for scholars interested in the history of the sixties and the
Viet Nam war in particular. Definitely an American angle but interesting
Wikipedia - The Seventies
Everything about the history of the seventies from the Oil crisis to environmentalism, the civil rights movement, the role of women in society, science and technology, to culture. With links to a raft of other information about the decade in
Politics in the 60s and 70s
This page in Wikipedia
covers the political scene in the UK from 1945 to the present and takes in
the main characters and governments of the 60s and 70s including those of Harold Macmillan, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, James Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher.
Events that Shaped a Century
TheStreet.com decided to examine the 20th Century in U.S.
business and finance. This is the top 100 business events of the last
century. The list ranks the top 100 signal points, inventions, ideas and
companies of the 20th century.
Photography gallery featuring Larry Keenan's famed fine art photographs of the Beat Generation & counterculture, 1964-2003. Includes a biography and exhibitions, publications.
Manned Space Missions
A not very exciting index page for Project Apollo - the manned space
missions launched by NASA in America and culminating in Apollo 11. Read
the detailed (and I mean detailed) story of the flight to the point of the
two great lines: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has
landed!" and a little later: " That's one small step for man . .
. one giant leap for mankind." Of course there's a lot more on this
huge NASA site. Great history.
The Time Capsule is an online database that will generate an information
page for any given date from 1800 to just a few weeks ago. It's very
American in its outlook. But you can discover the headlines, top songs,
major films and the other things you'll want to know about your selected
The antiwar protests and events in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention changed history.
Includes a detailed chronology, bibliography and more.
from the Sixties
American photographs from the Sixties: Viet Nam and the San Francisco Bay
Area 1966-1971. View thirty 1960s photographs taken by Bil Paul the
photographer and publisher of the book The Tri-X Chronicles. The army/Viet
Nam photos were taken in Ft. Lewis, Washington and in the vicinity of Qui
Nhon, Viet Nam while Bil was serving in the U.S. Army. The be-in, hippy,
campus demonstration and Peoples Park photos were shot mostly while he was
freelancing for local underground newspapers.