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THE HIPPIES A 1960s History

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THE HIPPIES A 1960s History

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By John Anthony Moretta. Among the most significant subcultures in modern U.S. history, the hippies had a far-reaching impact. Their influence essentially defined the 1960s--hippie anti-fashion, divergent and psychedelic music and artwork, dropout politics and "make love not war" philosophy extended to virtually every corner of the world and remain influential. Here is a serious look at the entire movement, from fifties folk beginnings to the end of the era in the late 70s. Well illustrated with the musicians, the promoters, the leaders, the events.

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Among the most significant subcultures in modern U.S. history, the hippies had a far-reaching impact. Their influence essentially defined the 1960s--hippie anti-fashion, divergent and psychedelic music and artwork, dropout politics and "make love not war" philosophy extended to virtually every corner of the world and remain influential. Here is a serious look at the entire movement, from fifties folk beginnings to the end of the era in the late 70s. Well illustrated with the musicians, the promoters, the leaders, the events.

Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, Alan Ginsberg and Alan Watts, Bill Graham and his wondrous dance concerts (Fillmore, Avalon, Winterland) and dance poster art. The 1967 Human-Be-In gets an entire chapter. The drug culture is thoroughly examined. Country Joe MacDonald, The Grateful Dead, all the important rock groups that helped define the movement are touched on. Woodstock also has its own chapter, as does the 1968 Democratic Convention and the protests there.

The political and cultural institutions that the hippies challenged, or abandoned, mainly prevailed. Yet the nonviolent, egalitarian hippie principles led an era of civic protest that brought an end to the Vietnam War. Their enduring impact was the creation of a 1960s frame of reference among millions of baby boomers, whose attitudes and aspirations continue to reflect the hip ethos of their youth.

Nicely illustrated with black and white photos.

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Item Code HIPPI
Publisher McFarland
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9780786499496
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 420pg
Color Text/b&w
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