Anderson Terry H. The Movement and the Sixties: Protest in America from Greensboro to Wounded Knee. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. An excellent, detailed study of sixties' activism loaded with names, events, and quotations that make for a lively chronological narrative.
Archer Jules. The Incredible Sixties: The Stormy Years That Changed America. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986. A broadly focused history of the 1960s that emphasizes the social chaos.
Brown Joe David, ed. Sex in the '60s. New York: Time-Life Books, 1968. An anthology of articles from Time magazine that provides a contemporary chronicle of how marriage, sexual permissiveness, and morality in general changed during the 1960s.
Burner David, Making Peace with the 60s. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. A comprehensive history of the sixties that discusses numerous subjects, including music, drugs, student unrest, the counterculture, and politics.
Chafe William H. The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Although the focus is not on the 1960s, this book provides a solid background of the events and people who shaped the decade.
Conlin Joseph R. Troubles: A Jaundiced Glance Back at the Movement of the Sixties. New York: Franklin Watts, 1982. In a reflective look at the 1960s, the author views the decade as more popularly significant than it really was.