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Born to be wild : the rise of the American motorcyclist

Author: Randy D McBee
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores the evolution of motorcycle culture since World War II. Along the way Randy D. McBee examines the rebelliousness of early riders of the 1940s and 1950s, riders' increasing connection to violence and the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, the rich urban bikers of the 1990s and 2000s, and the factors that gave rise to a motorcycle rights movement.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McBee, Randy D.
Born to be wild
(DLC) 2014038125
(OCoLC)893452505
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randy D McBee
ISBN: 9781469623320 1469623323 9781469622736 1469622734 9781469622736
OCLC Number: 913828896
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 359 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : don't shoot the easy rider --
No worthwhile citizen ever climbed aboard a motorcycle and gunned the engine : the rise of the biker, 1940s-1970s --
How to kill a biker : small-town invasions and the postindustrial city --
You ain't shit if you don't ride a Harley : the middle-class motorcyclist and the Japanese Honda --
The value of a slow break-in cannot be overemphasized : the Highway Safety Act of 1966 and the end of the golden age of motorcycling --
Let those who ride decide : the right and age-old biker values, 1940s-1990s --
The last male refuge : women riders, the counterculture, and the struggle over gender --
It's a black thang : law and (dis)order and the African American freedom struggle.
Responsibility: Randy D. McBee.

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