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Author Hale, Grace Elizabeth, author.

Title Cool town : how Athens, Georgia, launched alternative music and changed American culture / Grace Elizabeth Hale.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction-NEW  306.48426 HAL    AVAILABLE
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Description 371 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary "In Cool Town, Grace Elizabeth Hale examines the town's flourishing as a Southern alternative culture mecca, emerging out of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and early 1970s to become home for a set of artistic, social, and political alternatives to northern liberalism or urban punk on the left and Sunbelt Republicanism on the right. In this moment of cultural flourishing, Hale argues, a generation of young white southerners could not or did not see themselves fleeing the region, but also did not fit the cultural or political options available at home. So they blended a DIY ethos, local traditions, and musical and other influences from outside to create their own thing-the "Athens scene"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Alternative rock music -- Social aspects -- Georgia -- Athens -- History -- 20th century.
Alternative rock music -- Georgia -- Athens -- History and criticism.
Bohemianism -- Georgia -- Athens -- History -- 20th century.
Youth, White -- Georgia -- Athens -- History -- 20th century.
Nineteen eighties.
ISBN 9781469654874 (cloth : alk. paper)
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