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Alice Echols

The Sixties Counterculture and Intellectual History, or Something is Happening Here, But You Don’t Know What It Is

We’ve been devoting a lot of space around here lately to the Seventies…and rightly so. That decade has recently received an enormous amount of richly deserved historiographical attention and a growing list of excellent works on it is reaching print. The historiography of the 1960s is a good deal more developed. But there are still major gaps in the literature. And one of them that I find most frustrating involves the counterculture. I’m currently teaching an undergraduate seminar on the U.S. in the Sixties. This is the second time I’ve offered this course. And while there’s an embarrassment of riches Read more