Dissent in the Heartland: The Sixties at Indiana University

By Mary Ann Wynkoop | Go to book overview

Conclusion

What can we conclude about the significance of the 1960s in American culture as revealed in this history of Indiana University? Did the events of the 1960s make a difference? Absolutely. Changes that took place in the Sixties made American society and IU very different in almost every aspect from earlier years.

The student movement eliminated the role of the university in loco parentis. After the 1960s, university officials no longer assumed that students were part of a university “family” headed by themselves. Undoubtedly, the sheer size of the baby-boom generation entering colleges and universities in the Sixties guaranteed that these institutions would have to loosen their hold on campus life. Still, students’ insistence on the right to control their own lives made a difference in the pace and manner of that institutional change. Because of the movement of the Sixties, students at IU today can choose to live in same-sex dormitories, coeducational dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, residences for students with specific studies or interests, or off-campus apartments with roommates of their choice. They have no concept of women’s hours or dress codes. Women and men have more freedom to live where they want, with whom they want, and how they want today than they did before the 1960s.

The antiwar movement not only protested against a war that many saw as unjust and unfair, but also questioned the morality and necessity of the military draft that sent young men off to it. This movement has become the subject of many myths, one of which is that most university students in the Sixties were antiwar protestors. Certainly the history of the

-190-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Dissent in the Heartland: The Sixties at Indiana University
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 219

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.