Wikipedia Tour: The Swinging 60s
25 Installments—Entirely free
In America the 1960s had a Summer of Love and a seemingly endless war; it had Jimi Hendrix and his unforgettable music but more awful moments of shared tragedy than many care to remember; it had tie dye, but also My Lai. It was a decade of contrasts whose events changed the world forever—and like so many people who sought or found fame during that decade, these years have become legends themselves. Relive the key parts of the 1960s with our Wikipedia Tour, which traverses the music, cultural, and political scenes of an era alive with change. From the heady early days of the space program under John F. Kennedy to 1968, perhaps the most tumultuous year in recent memory, these are the things that defined an age and introduced a brand new worldview for the future.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
Welcome to our _Wikipedia Tour: The Swinging 60s_. Each day we’ll send you a link to a new article about the 1960s on Wikipedia. The introduction to each day’s article is included in the installment so you can choose to read just the introduction or the full article.
Reviewed by ouieggy on Feb 15, 2011
US-central, but as expected
I am happy about the selection of the article. I am not an expert on the topic but the parts about Vietnam War refreshed my memory of highschool history and I now know new tidbits about the "counterculture". I was hoping to find out more about similar movements on other continents, but most of the time the article has more focus on the US, which I supposed is to be expected. Over all quite a fun tour to follow!
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