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By Gina Misiroglu

Counterculture, whereas familiar to explain youth-oriented hobbies through the Sixties, refers to any try to problem or switch traditional values and practices or the dominant life of the day. This attention-grabbing three-volume set explores those events in the US from colonial instances to the current in colourful element. "American Countercultures" is the 1st reference paintings to check the effect of countercultural routine on American social heritage. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visible works produced via those hobbies to teach, encourage, and incite motion in all eras of the nation's heritage. A-Z entries supply a wealth of knowledge on personalities, locations, occasions, strategies, ideals, teams, and practices. The set comprises a number of illustrations, an issue finder, basic resource records, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.

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Expected to last only a day, it continued until December 21, 1956, when African Americans were no longer required to sit at the back of city buses or yield their seats to whites. , a new minister in Montgomery, to national prominence. His eloquence rallied the spirit of the community, and his strategy of nonviolent noncooperation provided a template for future protests in cities across the South. In addition, the commitment to nonviolence established a moral high ground from which African Americans could pursue their cause.

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Records of slave rebellions and conspiracies date to the seventeenth century and include burning down barns and houses, poisoning water supplies, and killing slave owners and their families. Slaves who participated in such activities risked their lives and often ended up executed, imprisoned, or maimed. The rebellions, which took place in both the North and the South, demonstrated the slaves’ refusal to accept anything less than freedom itself. As time passed, the number of rebellions and the level of resistance increased.

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