"This guide for students and general readers focuses on the subculture of hippies in America from 1963 to 1971, discussing its emergence, growth, legacy, philosophy, culture, and lifestyle, with a focus on San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood. Issitt, a freelance writer, addresses the influence of hippies on music, clothing, and hairstyles, and their attitudes towards sex, drugs, the Vietnam War, and the mainstream establishment, with biographical sketches of famous individuals like Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix. An annotated bibliography and primary documents such as newspaper articles, an interview with Robert Altman, and the testimony of Abbie Hoffman after his arrest at the Chicago Democratic National Convention of 1968 conclude the book." - Reference & Research Book News
"Hippies is a powerful pick for any American history collection from high school to college levels." - Midwest Book Review
"This book is written for an audience of students planning to do serious research." - Library Media Connection
About the Author
Micah L. Issitt is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia, PA.