Synthesis: Thinking about these books collectively, one could firstly, make a historiographical claim that transnational scholarship has captured the global nature of unrest and dissent during the 1960s (each book building upon the other), while also tapping into key moments and ideas that each highlight (Mills and Tet)
Synthesis: A key element to keep in mind is ideology – how it fits, how coalitions were built, and how they changed over time.
What is the thematic argument? Twentieth century U.S. history is defined by the various political and social movements that re-shaped policy, challenged racial and gender norms, and transformed American society.
Progessive - Michael McGirr
Communitst Roots - Cohen (1930s student movement)--Isserman (continuity of Left)-Sure Cobble and Linda Gordon (feminism unfinished)- Lizabeth Cohen (New Deal and unionization)
Kelley (Alabama Communists)-Gilmore (long, communist roots)-Morris (movement houses)-Payne (grassroots/organizing tradition)-Sugrue (northern struggle)-Plummer (global/era of decolinization)- Murch (migratory experience and black radicalism)
The civil rights movement propelled later social movements.
Miller (origins of SDS)-Rorabaugh (Berkeley and powerpolitics)-Anderson (the movement)-Evans (Personal Politics)-Sellers (Suburban-environmental movement)
Klimke (trasnantional links between U.S.-Germany student groups)-Tzu-Chun (internationalist/radical orientalists)-
Yet, also reactionary movements: Lisa McGerr (