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NOTES Preface 1. Bruce Cockburn, “Northern Lights,” Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws (Columbia Records, 1979). Introduction 1. Michiko Kakutani,“Two Perceptions of the Mellow Decade as Anything But,” New York Times, March 21, 2006 (Doonesbury); Christopher Cappozzola , “‘It Makes You Want to Believe in the Country’: Celebrating the Bicentennial in an Age of Limits,” in Beth L. Bailey and David Farber, eds., America in the Seventies (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004), 29–30 (Ford). On New York City, see Ken Auletta, The Streets Were Paved with Gold: The Decline of New York, An American Tragedy (New York: Random House, 1979). 2. “Honor, Then and Now,” Stanford Magazine, September/October 2003, p. 72 (students); Joe Queenan,“The Decade That Won’t Die,” New York Times Book Review, December 2, 2007, 50–51. On divorce and families, see Natasha Zaretsky, No Direction Home: The American Family and the Fear of Decline , 1968–1980 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007). On films, see Peter Lev, American Films of the 70s: Conflicting Visions (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000); and David A. Cook, Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970–1979 (New York: Scribner, 2000). Illegal drug use continued to grow throughout the decade, peaking in 1979. Marie Gottschalk, The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 33. 3. Andreas Killen, 1973 Nervous Breakdown: Watergate, Warhol, and the Birth of Post-Sixties America (New York: Bloomsbury, 2006), 2; David Kennedy , “Editor’s Introduction,” to James T. Patterson, Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush V. Gore (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), xii; Bailey and Farber, “Introduction,” in America in the Seventies , ed. Bailey and Farber, 1; Philip Jenkins, Decade of Nightmares: The End of the Sixties and the Making of Eighties America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006); David Frum, How We Got Here: The 70’s: The Decade That Brought You Modern Life (For Better or Worse) (New York: Basic Books, 2000); Thomas Hine, The Great Funk: Falling Apart and Coming Together (on a Shag Rug) in the Seventies (New York: Sarah Crichton Books, 2007); Andrew J. Edelstein and Kevin McDonough, The Seventies: From Hot Pants to Hot Tubs (New York: Dutton, 1990). 320 NOTES TO INTRODUCTION The best overviews of the decade are Bruce J. Schulman, The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics (New York: Free Press, 2001); Edward D. Berkowitz, Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006); Peter N. Carroll, It Seemed Like Nothing Happened: America in the 1970s (1982; reprinted with new preface, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1990); Bailey and Farber, eds., America in the Seventies. For an introduction to the now blossoming literature on the rise of conservatism , particularly in the 1970s, see Laura Kalman, Right Star Rising: A New Politics, 1974–1980 (New York, Norton, 2010); Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer, eds., Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007); Donald T. Critchlow, The Conservative Ascendancy: How the GOP Right Made Political History (Cambridge , MA: Harvard University Press, 2007); Thomas Byrne Edsall and Mary D. Edsall, Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics (New York: Norton, 1991); E. J. Dionne, Jr., Why Americans Hate Politics (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991). 4. Two solid recent overviews are Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin, America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, 3rd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007); Robert M. Collins, Transforming America: Politics and Culture in the Reagan Years (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007). 5. An intriguing new study of the U.S. place in global history is Daniel Sargent , “From Internationalism to Globalism: The United States and the Transformation of International Politics in the 1970s” (Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 2008). On American exceptionalism, see Thomas Bender, A Nation Among Nations: America’s Place in World History (New York: Hill and Wang, 2006); Daniel T. Rodgers, “Exceptionalism,” in Anthony Mohlo and Gordon S. Wood, eds., Imagined Histories: American Historians Interpret the Past (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998); Seymour Martin Lipset, American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword (New York: Norton, 1996). Michael Kammen has noted how the crises of the early 1970s stimulated the rise of a sustained intellectual dissent against the very idea of American exceptionalism by 1975. Kammen,“The Problem of American Exceptionalism : A...


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Subject Headings

  • United States -- History -- 1969-.
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1974-1977.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1977-1981.
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1971-1981.
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
  • United States -- Commerce -- History -- 20th century.
  • Equality -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Nineteen seventies.
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