American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, by Gina Misiroglu

By Gina Misiroglu

Counterculture, whereas prevalent to explain youth-oriented activities throughout the Sixties, refers to any try and problem or swap traditional values and practices or the dominant life of the day. This attention-grabbing three-volume set explores those pursuits 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 pursuits on American social background. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visible works produced via those activities to teach, encourage, and incite motion in all eras of the nation's heritage. A-Z entries offer a wealth of data on personalities, areas, occasions, strategies, ideals, teams, and practices. The set comprises a number of illustrations, a subject finder, fundamental resource files, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.

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By contrast, Alcott based his approach on European reform theories and encouraged children to learn through observation and self-examination. Another important influence on Alcott’s educational approach was the Second Great Awakening, the religious revival that swept the nation from 1800 to 1830, rejecting the doctrine of inherent sin and regarding childhood as an age of innocence. Alcott’s controversial methods brought him to the attention of the reformist May family of Boston. He married Abigail May in 1830.

The Colored Female Anti-Slavery Society was founded in Connecticut and New Jersey the following year, and the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was founded in 1849. Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Henry Highland Garnet, Maria Miller Stewart, and Sarah and Grace Bustill Douglass were among the prominent figures in the abolitionist movement. Publications such as David Walker’s journal Appeal (1796–1830) and Douglass’s The North Star (1847–1851), also promoted the end of slavery.

Chapel Hill: North Carolina University Press, 1996. Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international organization dedicated to helping recovering alcoholics maintain their sobriety. It is often referred to as a “fellowship” for its emphasis on mutual cooperation and shared experiences. AA traces its origins to a meeting in Akron, Ohio, in 1935 between a stockbroker named William Wilson and a doctor named Robert Smith. Wilson, born in 1895 in New York City, had been a hopeless alcoholic who had tried many times to quit drinking.

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