The Seventies

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This is a book review of 'The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics', by Bruce Schulman. The Seventies: The Great American Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics attempts a rich, evocative portrait of the United States in the 1970s: the narrative allows readers to relive familiar moments, stumble on forgotten, surprising incidents from their lifetimes, and rethink both from a broader, deeper, historical perspective.

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Readings in History: 1970s AmericaRocio HinojosaDr. Brad Duren 2/19/2007Schulman, Bruce J. The Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics. Da Capo Press, 2001. The nineteen seventy decade is the decade most overlooked by the population. All it is generally remembered for is disco and hippies. When thinking of the nineteen seventies people do not think about foreign policy, the cold war (which was very much advancing by this time), domestic policy, or even civil rights movement. Most tend to see the seventies as a time where nothing of much importance happened in the world or at home. People do not realize the importance of the events that happened in the seventies. The Seventies: The Great American Shift in American Culture, Society, and Politics attempts a rich, evocative portrait of the United States in the 1970s: the narrative allows readers to relive familiar moments, stumble on forgotten, surprising incidents from their lifetimes, and rethink both from a broader, deeper, historical perspective (xi). Compared to the turmoil of the 1960s, it could be said that the 1970s decade seemed relatively calm. Though things seemed rather mild in this decade, a struggle was taking place visible to those who cared to look. As the decade began Vietnam was at the forefront in the minds of the people. Nixon ran his campaign in '68 by promising to bring "peace with honor". Of course this was no the case as the war still continued through out h

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