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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


Introduction: Don’t Shoot the Easy Rider

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/9781469622729.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the evolving image of the motorcyclist during the early half of the twentieth century, taking into account the cultural and historical factors that have shaped the ... More


Industrial Surfing: The Commodification of Experience

Scott Laderman

in Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279100
eISBN:
9780520958043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279100.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

By the early twenty-first century, surfing was a multibillion-dollar industry. It relied on the neoliberal globalization of the preceding decades, with surfwear corporations employing sweatshop labor ... More


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