By W. J. Rorabaugh

within the past due Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies thousands of white middle-class American youths all of sudden grew to become hippies. This brief evaluation of the hippie social circulation within the usa examines the movement's ideals and practices, together with psychedelic medications, informal intercourse, and rock track, in addition to the phenomena of non secular looking, hostility to politics, and communes. W. J. Rorabaugh synthesizes how hippies strived for authenticity, expressed individualism, and yearned for neighborhood. Viewing the tumultuous Sixties from a brand new attitude, Rorabaugh exhibits how the counterculture resulted in next social and cultural adjustments within the usa with legacies together with informal intercourse, average meals, or even the private computer.

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