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The hippies : a 1960s history

Author: John Moretta
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Among the most significant subcultures in modern U.S. history, the hippies had a far-reaching impact on American society. The entrenched institutions within the political and cultural establishments that the hippies challenged, or abandoned, mainly prevailed. Yet the nonviolent, egalitarian principles of the movement, underpinned an era of civic protest that brought an end to the Vietnam War"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Moretta
ISBN: 9780786499496 0786499494
OCLC Number: 952390144
Description: vii, 420 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: The world of the hippies --
The beats, the culture of consensus and suburban America --
The Haight-Ashbury and the emergence of the hippies --
Hippies and the emergence of the drug culture --
The hippies and rock and roll --
The October 1966 Love Pageant Rally --
The 1967 Human Be-In --
Hippies elsewhere --
The summer of love --
The Montgomery Pop Festival, June 1967: The summer of love's defining event --
Communes and the counterculture --
The emergence of the yippies and the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention: the beginning of the end for the 1960s counterculture --
Woodstock, August 1969: a brief ray of hope for the hip counterculture's survival --
The Manson murders and the December 1969 Altamont Calamity: the roads to hippie perdition --
The counterrevolution to the counterculture: the middle class backlash to a decade of excess.
Responsibility: John Anthony Moretta.

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