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Class of '66: Living in Suburban Middle America
Class of '66 Living in Suburban Middle America
Author: Paul Lyons
ISBN-13: 9781566392143
ISBN-10: 1566392144
Publication Date: 8/19/1994
Pages: 271
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Publisher: Temple University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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In the midst of the Vietnam war, sit-ins, counter-culture and campus rallies, the 1966 graduating class of a South New Jersey coast high school came of age on the margins of political and cultural upheaval. Rather than presenting the sterotype of Sixties youth scene, this study reveals this group to be conservative teenagers shaped by mainstream loyalties to God, Country, and Family. These 'Coasters' - white, middle-class, suburban baby boomers - were spectators of rather than participants in the decade's activism. Yet, even as they were missed by the powerful currents of the times, their lives were touched by those currents more than is suggested by the sterotype of Richard Nixon's 'Silent Majority.'