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.
Gina gives an overview of the book:
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...