The World the Sixties Made: Politics and Culture in Recent America
This guide provides resources for teaching and learning about social movements in the United States. In this guide, you will find books, websites, films, video clips, and curriculum for your classroom. Most books and films listed in this guide are available from the Primary Source Library. Please contact the librarian if you are interested in checking out or using sources from the library collection. Contact information for the Primary Source Library can be found in the right column of every page.
- Social Movements and Culture
Information and resources about 19 social movements in the U.S.
- Documented Rights
An online exhibition of primary source documents from the National Archives related to fights for personal rights and freedoms.
- Freedom, A History of US: Working for Freedom
The PBS series Freedom: A History of US addresses the many struggles for rights and freedom in the United States. Episodes 9 & 10 examine women's right to vote and the labor movement. Episode 14
addresses the Civil Rights movement.
- American Social History Project
A research center of the City University of New York, the American Social History Project website includes resources about social and labor history including documentaries, books, and podcasts.
Guide originally created by Jennifer Hanson and revised by Karen Storz.