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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


Beyond Brew

Victor Svorinich

in Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Those musicians involved with Bitches Brew became stars in their own right. This chapter focuses on Davis’s career and personal life shortly after the album came out and how Bitches Brew became the ... More


A Lot of Searching for the Magical: Sex, Drugs, and Rock (’n’ Roll)

Patrick Barr-Melej

in Psychedelic Chile: Youth, Counterculture, and Politics on the Road to Socialism and Dictatorship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632575
eISBN:
9781469632599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632575.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines gender norms and sexuality, drug use, and music—important signifiers of identity, sociability, and agency. In popular parlance, “sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll” often prompts ... More


Psychedelic Chile: Youth, Counterculture, and Politics on the Road to Socialism and Dictatorship

Patrick Barr-Melej

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632575
eISBN:
9781469632599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632575.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book illuminates modern Chilean history with an unprecedented chronicle and reassessment of the sixties and seventies. During a period of tremendous political and social strife that saw the ... More


The Opening Set: Young Jorge and the Criollo Woodstock

Patrick Barr-Melej

in Psychedelic Chile: Youth, Counterculture, and Politics on the Road to Socialism and Dictatorship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632575
eISBN:
9781469632599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632575.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The book’s opening chapter takes the reader to the Piedra Roja rock music festival. It focuses on the voices and agency of those who gathered—many of them hippies—at that landmark event in Greater ... More


Hurtin' Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Ted Ownby

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647005
eISBN:
9781469647029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Tammy Wynette sang "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," she famously said she "spelled out the hurtin' words" to spare her child the pain of family breakup. In this innovative work, Ted Ownby considers how a wide ... More


“Hurtin’ Words,” “Free Bird,” and Family Values: Defining Family Crises among White Southerners in the 1970s

Ted Ownby

in Hurtin' Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647005
eISBN:
9781469647029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses multiple perspectives on whether white southerners faced new family crises in the 1970s. Legislators passed divorce reform laws in the early 1970s that made divorce far easier ... More


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