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Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist

Randy D. McBee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622729
eISBN:
9781469623320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622729.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1947, 4,000 motorcycle hobbyists converged on Hollister, California. As images of dissolute bikers graced the pages of newspapers and magazines, the three-day gathering sparked the growth of a new ... More


Neon Motorcycles by the Sea: The Atlantic Beach Bikefest Controversy Refashions the Grand Strand

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the Atlantic Beach Bikefest. The event enables Atlantic Beach to act as a venue for the growth and diversification of African American leisure culture, and brings back the ... More


No Worthwhile Citizen Ever Climbed Aboard a Motorcycle and Gunned the Engine: The Rise of the Biker, 1940s–1970s

Randy D. McBee

in Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622729
eISBN:
9781469623320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622729.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the outlaw's origins in the late 1940s and identifies the conflict surrounding him and the manner in which he challenged ideas about community, social belonging, and even ... More


Epilogue

Randy D. McBee

in Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622729
eISBN:
9781469623320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622729.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter further highlights the associations between politics and motorcycle culture. Recent events suggest that the public continues to struggle to accept motorcyclists despite the ... More


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