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Smoking typewriters : the Sixties underground press and the rise of alternative media in America

Author: John Campbell McMillian
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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"How did the New Left uprising of the 1960s happen? What caused millions of young people--many of them affluent and college educated--to suddenly decide that American society needed to be completely overhauled? Historian John McMillian shows that one answer to these questions can be found in the emergence of a dynamic underground press in the 1960s. Following the lead of papers like the Los Angeles Free Press, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Campbell McMillian
ISBN: 9780195319927 0195319923
OCLC Number: 641525225
Description: xiv, 277 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
"Our Funder, the Mimeograph Machine": Print Culture in Students for a Democratic Society --
A Hundred Blooming Papers: Culture and Community in the 1960s Underground Press --
"Electrical Bananas": The Great Banana Hoax of 1967 and the Underground Press --
"All the Protest Fit for Print": The Rise of Liberation News Service --
"Either We Have Freedom of the Press --
Or We Don't Have Freedom of the Press": Thomas King Forcade and the War Against Underground Newspapers --
Questioning Who Decides Participatory Democracy in the Underground Press --
From Underground to Everywhere: Alternative Media Trends Since the Sixties.
Responsibility: John McMillian.
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What caused the New Left rebellion of the 1960s? In Smoking Typewriters, historian John McMillian argues that the "underground press" contributed to the New Left's growth and cultural organization  Read more...

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