Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Rise of America's 1960s Counterculture

Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Rise of America's 1960s Counterculture

by Robert C. Cottrell

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ISBN-13: 9781538111116
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Pages: 452
Sales rank: 1,136,359
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Robert C. Cottrell has written over twenty books, including biographies of the radical journalist I. F. Stone, ACLU icon Roger Nash Baldwin, and Negro League founder Rube Foster. He is the author most recently of Two Icons: How Hank Greenberg and Jackie Robinson Transformed
Baseball and America. Cottrell, professor of history and American studies at California State University, Chico, has also taught in London; Puebla, Mexico; and Moscow, Russia, in the latter instance as a Distinguished Fulbright Chair. He is currently working on a collective biography of four key members of the early twentieth-century American left: Crystal Eastman, John Reed, Inez Milholland, and Randolph Bourne.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: The Precursors: From Utopia to Huxley
Chapter 2: Troubadours for a New American Bohemia: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and the Beats
Chapter 3: The Continued Reception of the Beats
Chapter 4: From Harvard to Millbrook: Timothy Leary
Chapter 5: The Merry Prankster: Ken Kesey
Chapter 6: The Magic Elixir of Sex and a Touch of Anarchism
Chapter 7: The Magic in the Music
Chapter 8: California Dreaming and Haight-Ashbury
Chapter 9: Spreading the Word: Alternative Media
Chapter 10: People of the Book
Chapter 11: From the Human Be-In to the Summer of Love
Chapter 12: The Death of Hippie and Early Postmortems
Chapter 13: Alternative Living
Chapter 14: From Hippie to Yippie on the Way to Revolution
Chapter 15: Fighting in the Streets and the Latest Battle of the Bands
Chapter 16: COINTELPRO and the Millennium
Chapter 17: The Conspiracy, Street Fighting Man, and the Apocalypse
Chapter 18: The Not So Slow Fade
Chapter 19: It’s All Over Now
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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