Gina Misiroglu's American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, PDF

By Gina Misiroglu

Counterculture, whereas wide-spread to explain youth-oriented activities in the course of the Sixties, refers to any try to problem or swap traditional values and practices or the dominant existence of the day. This attention-grabbing three-volume set explores those hobbies in the United States from colonial instances to the current in colourful element. "American Countercultures" is the 1st reference paintings to envision the impression of countercultural events on American social historical past. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visible works produced through those events to teach, motivate, and incite motion in all eras of the nation's background. A-Z entries offer a wealth of knowledge on personalities, locations, occasions, strategies, ideals, teams, and practices. The set contains a number of illustrations, a subject finder, basic resource files, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.

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Such community building reached its zenith at the 1969 Woodstock music festival, a three-day event in upstate New York attended by up to half a million people. Acid rock’s surreal sound and visuals continue to be reflected in contemporary music. Bands such as Pink Floyd and Phish have achieved commercial success that has lasted from the 1970s and 1980s to the present day. Aspects of the acid rock scene also have been co-opted by such contemporary “art rockers” as Queen and David Bowie. B. Keith Murphy See also: Grateful Dead; Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco; Leary, Timothy; LSD.

State Department prohibition on travel to Spain failed to deter the Americans. Lincoln Brigade members came from diverse backgrounds. They were laborers, intellectuals, students, and others from throughout the United States. Sixty percent or more were members of the Young Communist League or Communist Party. Others were socialists or Wobblies, members of a radical but nearly moribund union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Some were unaffiliated with any organized political cause. S. history to be able to make that claim.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans Fighting Fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Y. Crowell, 1989. Rolfe, Edwin. The Lincoln Battalion. New York: Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1974. Rosenstone, Robert. Crusade of the Left: The Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War. New York: Pegasus, 1969. Absinthe Sometimes referred to as “the green fairy,” absinthe is a highly alcoholic green liquor made from a variety of aromatic herbs. It is said to have been invented in 1792 by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire, a French expatriate living in Switzerland, as a means of delivering the medicinal qualities of wormwood in a relatively palatable form.

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