American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, by Gina Misiroglu

By Gina Misiroglu

Counterculture, whereas widespread to explain youth-oriented hobbies 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 interesting three-volume set explores those events in the US from colonial occasions to the current in colourful aspect. "American Countercultures" is the 1st reference paintings to ascertain the impression of countercultural pursuits on American social historical past. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visible works produced by means of those activities to coach, encourage, and incite motion in all eras of the nation's heritage. A-Z entries offer a wealth of data on personalities, locations, occasions, techniques, ideals, teams, and practices. The set comprises a variety of illustrations, an issue finder, fundamental resource records, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.

Show description

Read or Download American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History PDF

Best encyclopedias & subject guides books

Start and Run Your Own Business

No matter if you dream of possessing a nook store or beginning the following excessive highway chain, there are few extra intriguing clients than beginning your personal enterprise. The variety of humans picking to form their very own future is starting to be and is open to humans of every age. marketers over the age of forty five elevated through 26 consistent with cent final 12 months and the common age of these who begin their very own enterprise is 39.

Robert's Rules For Dummies

Detect why Robert's ideas "rule"If you belong to any kind of organization—from college board to backyard membership to bowling league to exchange association—chances are this ebook can prevent many uninteresting assembly mins. This pleasant advisor interprets Robert's ideas of Order, the basic consultant for undertaking conferences of every kind, into rules you could comprehend and follow the following time "Billy Bully" attempts to dominate the dialogue or "Debbie Dictator" matters one other edict.

American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History

Counterculture, whereas ordinary to explain youth-oriented hobbies throughout the Sixties, refers to any try to problem or switch traditional values and practices or the dominant life of the day. This interesting three-volume set explores those activities in the USA from colonial occasions to the current in colourful aspect.

Encyclopedia of Continental Army Units Battalions, Regiments and Independent Corps

This reference pulls jointly the organizational historical past of every battalion, regiment, and self sustaining corps that served within the Continental military.

Additional info for American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History

Sample text

C. Organized by Louis Farrakhan and the reconstituted Nation of Islam, it was billed as a “day of reconciliation” to draw attention to the plight of African American males. However, not all African Americans felt that Farrakhan was a true representative of the community because of his anti-Semitism and demeaning comments about women. While some African American women supported the march and the purpose for which it was designed, others felt that it was exclusionary and constituted a return to the very conditions that had led to the rise of black feminism.

Fascism, a right-wing doctrine embracing racism, authoritarianism, and military aggression, had originated in Italy under dictator Benito Mussolini and found expression in Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party in Germany, Spain’s Falangist movement, and other parties and organizations in Europe and elsewhere. Much of the democratic West, including Great Britain, France, and the United States, insisted on strict neutrality in the Spanish conflict. To many leftists, however, such a policy meant capitulation to fascism, as neither Nazi Germany nor Fascist Italy had compunctions about getting involved.

At the turn of the twentieth century, with African Americans’ prospects for equal rights giving way to Jim Crow laws (which institutionalized racial segregation), with their economic and educational prospects on the wane in the largely unindustrialized South, with labor shortages in Northern and Midwestern cities due to World War I offering job opportunities, and with their eagerness to better their lot, the migration began. At the start of the Great Migration, approximately 90 percent of all African Americans lived in Southern states.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 12 votes