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HIST 481-Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll: Writing the History of the Sixties-Prof. Elizabeth Cobbs (Spring 2021)


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Africana Studies/Women & Gender Studies
Race & Ethnic Studies/Arabic Language


The Politics of Authenticity

In the 1960s a left-wing movement emerged in the United States that not only crusaded against social and economic exploitation. These new radicals - young, white, raised in relative affluence - struggled for peace, equality, and social justice. Their struggle was cultural as well as political, a search for meaning and authenticity that marked a new phase in the long history of American radicalism.

Quixote's Soldiers

In Quixote's Soldiers, David Montejano uses a wealth of previously untapped sources, including the congressional papers of Henry B. Gonzalez, to present an intriguing and highly readable account of this turbulent period.

Scars of Sweet Paradise

Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.

African Americans in Central Texas History

Bruce A. Glasrud and Deborah M. Liles have gathered over thirty years of scholarship--articles, book excerpts, and new, original essays--to offer for the first time an overview of the history of African Americans in Central Texas.

Texas Politics

See Chapter 2 for a description and the history of Texas Constitution.

As We Saw It

In 2016, the University of Texas at Austin celebrated two important milestones: the thirtieth anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and the sixtieth anniversary of the first black undergraduate students to enter the university.

Advancing Democracy

Amilcar Shabazz shows that the development of black higher education in Texas--which has historically had one of the largest state college and university systems in the South--played a pivotal role in the challenge to Jim Crow education.

Black Churches in Texas

Churches play a vital role in African American culture, and not just as houses of worship. They also stand at the center of the political, educational, and social lives of black Americans. In Black Churches in Texas, Clyde McQueen catalogs 374 black congregations, each at least one hundred years old, in the parts of Texas where most blacks were likely to have settled--east of Interstate Highway 35 and from the Red River to the Gulf of Mexico.