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The ABC-CLIO companion to the 1960s counterculture in America /
Neil A. Hamilton.
imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1997.
description
xv, 386 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0874368588 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1997.
isbn
0874368588 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
1382936
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-367) and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1998-07:
"Sex, drugs, and rock-'n'-roll," a common phrase in the 1960s, stood not just as a slogan but as a lifestyle for many in that decade and after. Although numerous reference books about the sixties have been published in recent years, Hamilton's book is the first to treat the counterculture of the sixties. It includes entries of varying length on people, events, places, phrases, and works of music and literature, a counterculture chronology, and a large bibliography of articles, books, and Web sites. Hamilton (history, Spring Hill College) is a frequent writer of books and articles. His companion should be part of any reference collection. R. Dyson; Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Appeared in Library Journal on 1997-11-15:
This fine work, the first subject dictionary on the turbulent 1960s counterculture, fills a surprising gap in the reference literature of American social history. Hamilton (Founders of Modern Nations: A Biographical Dictionary, LJ 3/1/96) covers the major and minor individuals, political events, music, films, drugs, slang, and other topics that shaped the period. An introductory essay defines the term counterculture and frames the topics covered in the book. Arranged in standard subject-dictionary format, the entries range in length from one paragraph to several pages. Well-selected illustrations nicely accent selected entries. Also included are a chronology, detailed bibliographic material (including references to World Wide Web sites), and a well-designed subject index. This work will serve students and scholars and the many people interested in the 1960s. Highly recommended for all libraries.‘Stephen L. Hupp, Univ. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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"This fine work, the first subject dictionary on the turbulent 1960s counterculture, fills a surprising gap in the reference literature of American social history. This work will serve students and scholars and the many people interested in the 1960s. Highly recommended for all libraries." - Library Journal
"The book captures the nuances of 60s counterculture so thoroughly that this reviewer could almost smell marijuana permeating the pages. Curious students will gravitate towards this reference book and I predict it will be one that is continually out of place from student use. Highly recommended ." - The Book Report
"The book captures the nuances of 60s counterculture so thoroughly that this reviewer could almost smell marijuana permeating the pages. Curious students will gravitate towards this reference book and I predict it will be one that is continually out of place from student use. Highly recommended." - The Book Report
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Library Journal, November 1997
Booklist, March 1998
School Library Journal, May 1998
Choice, July 1998
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Unpaid Annotation
The Contemporary Legal Issues series addresses a wide variety of current, controversial legal topics. Each book gives readers a practical understanding of a particular topic, as well as sources for further information. Each title includes: -- An overview of the topic-- Approximately 200 comprehensive entries on concepts, court decisions, people, and organizations-- Bibliography, table of cases, and index
Long Description
The 1960s counterculture challenged the mainstream practices that dominated the 1950s, producing such groups as the hippies, Diggers, the National Organization for Women, and the American Indian Movement, all of which demanded societal change. The AZ entries in this volume provide fascinating details on notable persons who stirred alternative ideas such as Betty Friedan, Abbie Hoffman, Andy Warhol, and Stokely Carmichael; events such as Woodstock, the Moratorium, and various be-ins; and new directions in music, art, clothing, and language.

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