Category Archives: Robert Kennedy

Baby boomers

“Baby boomers are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years ranging from the early-to-mid 1940s and ending birth years ranging … Continue reading

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How the Draft Reshaped America

Women burning the draft cards of their husbands and sons during an anti-war protest in 1968. “‘Greeting: You are hereby ordered for induction in the Armed Forces of the United States.’ In 1967, more than 300,000 American men opened envelopes … Continue reading

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Eugene McCarthy presidential campaign, 1968

“The Eugene McCarthy presidential campaign of 1968 was launched by Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota in the latter part of 1967 to vie for the 1968 Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. The focus of his campaign … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War Is Not Over

Marines marching in Danang, Vietnam, March 15, 1965 “‘The Vietnam War’ Ken Burns says in a recent interview, ‘was the most important event in American history since World War II.’ But, he explains, it’s also an event that tore the … Continue reading

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How Not to ‘Win Hearts and Minds’

A U.S. infantryman moving Vietnamese civilians from their village northwest of Saigon to protect them during a firefight with Viet Cong snipers. “From the early stages of the Vietnam War, American officials insisted that winning the hearts and minds (yes, … Continue reading

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Miami and the Siege of Chicago – Norman Mailer (1968)

“Some 40 years ago, the cumulatively unbearable stresses of war in Vietnam, a revolution in civil rights and a series of unexpected, bug-eyed cultural uprisings sent America into a psychological meltdown. Norman Mailer wrote a two-volume participant-­observer journalistic portrait of … Continue reading

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Ole Miss riot of 1962

Meredith, center with briefcase, is escorted to the University of Mississippi campus by U.S. “The Ole Miss riot of 1962, or Battle of Oxford, was fought between Southern segregationist civilians and federal and state forces beginning the night of September … Continue reading

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