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Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont (Paperback)
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Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 17/07/2018
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Going Up the Country is part oral history, part nostalgia-tinged narrative, and part clear-eyed analysis of the multifaceted phenomena collectively referred to as the counterculture movement in Vermont. This is the story of how thousands of young migrants, largely from the cities and suburbs of New York and Massachusetts, turned their backs on the establishment of the 1950s and moved to the backwoods of rural Vermont, spawning a revolution in lifestyle, politics, sexuality, and business practices that would have a profound impact on both the state and the nation. The movement brought hippies, back-to-the-landers, political radicals, sexual libertines, and utopians to a previously conservative state and led us to today's farm to table way of life, environmental consciousness, and the progressive politics championed by Bernie Sanders. A fascinating look back on the long, strange trip that has been the counterculture in Vermont.

Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 9781512600315
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Daley argues that Vermont's counterculture -- its communes, its ice cream, its drugs, its politics -- has had a vast impact on the culture of the country writ large."-- "Boston Globe"
"Marvelous. . . . Yvonne Daley's . . . book tracing the impact of the counter-culture on Vermont is at once thoughtful, moving, important-- and very funny."-- "The Herald of Randolph"
"That the author tells her story so well may be due to the fact that she approached it as both a participant and a seasoned journalist."-- "Barton Chronicle"
"[Daley's] fascinating interviews stir up no shortage of old memories, good and bad, plus passionate defenses of differences once thought to be important. . . . Daley's insightful look at Vermont before and after its fabled "hippie invasion" is a useful guide to building bridges to new neighbors not on the left or anywhere near it."-- "Counterpunch"

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