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The 60s communes : hippies and beyond

The 60s communes : hippies and beyond

Author: Timothy Miller
Publisher: Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
The greatest wave of communal living in American history crested in the tumultuous 1960s era including the early 1970s. To the fascination and amusement of more decorous citizens, hundreds of thousands of mostly young dreamers set out to build a new culture apart from the established society. Widely believed by the larger public to be sinks of drug-ridden sexual immorality, the communes both intrigued and repelled  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Timothy, 1944-
60s communes.
Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, 1999
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Miller
ISBN: 0815628110 9780815628118 081560601X 9780815606017 9780585254982 0585254982
OCLC Number: 41662601
Description: xxvi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Set and setting : the roots of the 1960s-era communes --
The new communes emerge : 1960-1965 --
Communes begin to spread : 1965-1967 --
Out of the Haight and back to the land : countercultural communes after the summer of love --
Searching for a common center : religious and spiritual communes --
Secular visionaries : communes for social reform and the good life --
Ends and means : communal ideologies, economics, and organization --
The people of the communes --
Doing it : daily life in the communes --
Moving on --
Afterword: Communal life after 1975 --
Appendix: American communes active 1960-1975.
Other Titles: Sixties communes
Hippies and beyond
Responsibility: Timothy Miller.
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A survey of the wave of communal living in America, which crested in the 1960s and early 1970s. Based on over 500 interviews conducted for the 60s Commune Project, among other sources, it preserves a  Read more...


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