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By Gina Misiroglu

Counterculture, whereas prevalent to explain youth-oriented events through the Sixties, refers to any try to problem or swap traditional values and practices or the dominant existence of the day. This interesting three-volume set explores those pursuits in the US from colonial occasions to the current in colourful aspect. "American Countercultures" is the 1st reference paintings to check the effect of countercultural routine on American social historical past. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visible works produced through those events to teach, motivate, and incite motion in all eras of the nation's background. A-Z entries offer a wealth of knowledge on personalities, areas, occasions, suggestions, ideals, teams, and practices. The set contains a variety of illustrations, an issue finder, basic resource files, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.

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The African-American Archive: The History of the Black Experience through Documents. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2001. Afrocentrism Afrocentrism is a political, social, educational, and scholarly movement that challenges traditional interpretations of the black experience in an attempt to encourage black nationalism and ethnic pride as a psychological weapon against racial oppression. Afrocentrists argue that traditional interpretations of the black experience have been marred by racism and are therefore suspect; many claim that the Eurocentric interpretation has led to the neglect and denial of African contributions in world history.

This strict regime discouraged converts, and Lane became fascinated with the celibacy of the Shakers; thus, Fruitlands failed within a year of its founding. The short-lived community’s struggle with farming and practical morality were humorously recorded by Louisa May Alcott in Transcendental Wild Oats (1873). After the failure of Fruitlands, Abigail Alcott supported the family by becoming one of the first salaried social workers in Boston. The four Alcott daughters joined her in leading literacy, nutrition, and sewing classes for the poor.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Acid Rock Acid rock is a genre of music that emerged from the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in the late 1960s. Its appearance was directly linked to that of the hallucinogen LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) as a recreational drug, popularly known as acid. The music features electric instruments, instrumental improvisation, long jam sessions, experimental tape effects, intentional feedback, and repetitive drum lines suggesting an effect of psychedelic drugs.

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