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The American Counterculture

Christopher Gair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The American Counterculture played a major role during a pivotal moment in American history. Post-War prosperity combined with the social and political repression characteristic of middle-class life ... More


Joan Didion’s: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

David Ulin

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion. First published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a collection of essays by Didion in which she mainly describes her ... More


Jesus Comes to Haight-Ashbury

Larry Eskridge

in God's Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195326451
eISBN:
9780199344826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326451.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the 1967 establishment of the Living Room mission on Page Street in the Haight-Ashbury hippie district as a response to the influx of runaway youth during the Summer of Love. ... More


“City Hall Can Be Beaten”: HaightAshbury Activists, Rank-and-File Police, and a Cosmopolitan Localism

Christopher Lowen Agee

in The Streets of San Francisco: Policing and the Creation of a Cosmopolitan Liberal Politics, 1950-1972

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122281
eISBN:
9780226122311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122311.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows that while San Francisco’s cosmopolitan liberals organized around new conceptions of citizenship, they soon split over how to best organize the government to serve the citizenry. ... More


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