The Resource Smoking typewriters : the Sixties underground press and the rise of alternative media in America, John McMillian

Smoking typewriters : the Sixties underground press and the rise of alternative media in America, John McMillian

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Smoking typewriters : the Sixties underground press and the rise of alternative media in America
Title
Smoking typewriters
Title remainder
the Sixties underground press and the rise of alternative media in America
Statement of responsibility
John McMillian
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How did the New Left uprising of the 1960s happen? What caused millions of young people--many of them affluent and college educated--to suddenly decide that American society needed to be completely overhauled? Historian John McMillian shows that one answer to these questions can be found in the emergence of a dynamic underground press in the 1960s. Following the lead of papers like the Los Angeles Free Press, the East Village Other, and the Berkeley Barb, young people across the country launched hundreds of mimeographed pamphlets and flyers, small press magazines, and underground newspapers. New and cheap printing technologies had democratized the publishing process, and by the decade's end the combined circulation of underground papers stretched into the millions. Though not technically illegal, these papers were often genuinely subversive, and many who produced and sold them--on street-corners, at poetry readings, gallery openings, and coffeehouses--became targets of harassment from local and federal authorities. With writers who actively participated in the events they described, underground newspapers captured the zeitgeist of the '60s, speaking directly to their readers, and reflecting and magnifying the spirit of cultural and political protest. McMillian gives special attention to the ways underground newspapers fostered a sense of community and played a vital role in shaping the New Left's "movement culture."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
071/.309046
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.U5
LC item number
M35 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Smoking typewriters : the Sixties underground press and the rise of alternative media in America, John McMillian
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-260) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "Our Funder, the Mimeograph Machine": Print Culture in Students for a Democratic Society -- A Hundred Blooming Papers: Culture and Community in the 1960s Underground Press -- "Electrical Bananas": The Great Banana Hoax of 1967 and the Underground Press -- "All the Protest Fit for Print": The Rise of Liberation News Service -- "Either We Have Freedom of the Press--Or We Don't Have Freedom of the Press": Thomas King Forcade and the War Against Underground Newspapers -- Questioning Who Decides Participatory Democracy in the Underground Press -- From Underground to Everywhere: Alternative Media Trends Since the Sixties
Control code
ocn703152787
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 277 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199717798
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b36575112
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)703152787
  • sks0199717796

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