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American Countercultures
American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History
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Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements of the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This three-volume encyclopedia details the American counterculture from the establishment of the first Virginia colony in 1607 to the present day, focusing on the writings, recordings, and visuals produced to educate, inspire, and incite action. Concentrating on political, social, intellectual, and cultural radicalism in American social history, more than 500 entries include time periods, concepts, movements, places, events, and people. 
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Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements of the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This three-volume encyclopedia details the American counterculture from the establishment of the first Virginia colony in 1607 to the present day, focusing on the writings, recordings, and visuals produced to educate, inspire, and incite action. Concentrating on political, social, intellectual, and cultural radicalism in American social history, more than 500 entries include time periods, concepts, movements, places, events, and people. 

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From the Pilgrims to bohemianism to the Yippies to the slow movement, you'll experience a decade-by-decade look at Americans who have participated in countercultural movements and defied the customs and conventions of their time and place.

About Gina

Gina Misiroglu is a best-selling author and book editor, specializing in the wordsmithing of popular culture, biography, American history, and women’s studies titles. She is the editor of the three-volume reference work American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of...

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May.08.2008

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