Ch. 23: An Era of Social Change (1960-1975)
In the late 1960s, a new breed of youth known as the counterculture rejects the fashions, traditions, and morals of American society. Minority groups assert their equal rights, demanding changes to long-standing practices and prejudices. Women protest forms of oppression and male privileges that have "always," it seems, been taken for granted. Many Americans begin to feel as if the whole nation has been turned on its side.