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The New Age

Rebecca E. Klatch

in A Generation Divided

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780520217133
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520922341 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0002
The New Age

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This chapter traces the origins of SDS and YAF, and then compares the founding principles of each organization. It explains that youth in both groups encountered parallel processes of disillusionment as their ideals of America clashed with the realities of American life during the 1950s.

Keywords: SDS; YAF; America; American life; 1950s; youth

Chapter.  7749 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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