The Hippies: A 1960s History

The Hippies: A 1960s History

by John Anthony Moretta

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ISBN-13: 9780786499496
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 428
Sales rank: 271,986
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Anthony Moretta specializes in 19th and 20th century U.S. history and has published several monographs, textbooks and referenced journal articles. A history professor with Houston Community College for 35 years, he has also taught upper level U.S. history courses for the University of Houston since 1986.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments v

Introduction: The World of the Hippies 1

 1. The Beats, the Culture of Consensus and Suburban America 7

 2. The ­Haight-Ashbury and the Emergence of the Hippies 32

 3. Hippies and the Emergence of the Drug Culture 57

 4. The Hippies and Rock and Roll 82

 5. The October 1966 Love Pageant Rally 114

 6. The 1967 Human ­Be-In 117

 7. Hippies Elsewhere 139

 8. The Summer of Love 167

 9. The Monterey Pop Festival, June 1967: The Summer of Love’s Defining Event 197

10. Communes and the Counterculture 211

11. The Emergence of the Yippies and the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention: The Beginning of the End for the 1960s Counterculture 258

12. Woodstock, August 1969: A Brief Ray of Hope for the Hip Counterculture’s Survival 285

13. The Manson Murders and the December 1969 Altamont Calamity: The Roads to Hippie Perdition 303

14. The Counterrevolution to the Counterculture: The Middle Class Backlash to a Decade of Excess 335

Epilogue and Legacy 351

Chapter Notes 367

Bibliography (Including Articles by Chapter) 401

Index 417

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