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Going Up the Country
When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont
Yvonne Daley

Publication date: June 5, 2018

2018 • 288 pp. 41 illus. 6 x 9 1/4"
New England History / 20th Century U.S. History / Rural Studies

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-5126-0031-5
$16.99 Ebook, 978-1-5126-0283-8

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How the counterculture changed Vermont and America

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.

YVONNE DALEY is the author of five previous books and director of the Green Mountain Writers Conference.

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