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References and Further Reading

For a comprehensive list of the various items integrated into this exhibit please see the collection of the same name. This can be found using the Browse Collections tab in the Omeka site or, more simply, follow the link here:


More extensive resources can be found below: 


Alderfer, E.G. The Ephrata Commune: An Early American Counterculture. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1985. 

Allen, Michael. “‘I Just Want to Be a Cosmic Cowboy’: Hippies, Cowboy Code and the Culture of a Counterculture.” The Western Historical Quarterly 36 (2005): 275-99. Accessed November 14, 2014.

Bennett, John W. “Communes and Communitarianism.” Theory and Society 2 (1975): 63-94. Accessed November 15, 2014.

Brunwasser, Matthew. “Digging the Age of Aquarius.” Archaeology 62 (2009): 30-33. Accessed November 15, 2014.

Carden, Maren Lockwood. “Communes and Protest Movements in the US, 1960-1974: An Analysis of Intellectual Roots.” International Review of Modern Sociology 6 (1976): 13-22. Accessed November 15, 2014.

Conover, Patrick W. “An Analysis of Communes and Intentional Communities with Particular Attention to Sexual and Genderal Relations.” The Family Coordinator 24 (1975): 453-64. Accessed November 14, 2014.

Edgington, Ryan. “‘Be Receptive to the Earth’: Health, Nature and Labor in Countercultural Back-to-the-Land Settlements.” Agricultural History 82 (2008): 279-308. Accessed November 15, 2014.

Hartman, Stephanie. “The Political Palate: Reading Commune Cookbooks.” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies 3 (2003): 29-40. Accessed November 15, 2014.

Matthews, Mark. Droppers: America’s First Hippie Commune, Drop City. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 2010.

Sebald, Hans. “New Age Romanticism: The Quest for an Alternative Lifestyle as a Force of Social Change.” Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 11 (1984): 106-27. Accessed November 14, 2014.

Stockwell, Foster. Encyclopedia of American Communes, 1663-1963. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. 1998. 

Thies, Clifford F. “The Success of American Communes.” Southern Economic Journal 67 (2000): 186-99. Accessed November 15, 2014.

Westhues, Kenneth. “Hippiedom 1970: Some Tentative Hypotheses.” The Sociological Quarterly 13 (1972): 81-89. Accessed November 14, 2014. 

References and Further Reading