Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America

Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America

How did the New Left uprising of the 1960s happen? What caused millions of young people-many of them affluent and college educated-to suddenly decide that American society needed to be completely overhauled? In Smoking Typewriters, historian John McMillian shows that one answer to these questions can be found in the emergence of a dynamic underground press in the 1960s. Following the lead of papers like the Los Angeles Free Press, the East Village Other, and the Berkeley Barb, young people across the country launched hundreds of mimeographed pamphlets and flyers, small press magazines, and underground newspapers. New, cheaper printing technologies democratized the publishing process and by the decade's end the combined circulation of underground papers stretched into the millions. Though not technically illegal, these papers were often genuinely subversive, and many of those who produced and sold them-on street-corners, at poetry readings, gallery openings, and coffeehouses-became targets of harassment from local and federal authorities. With writers who actively participated in the events they described, underground newspapers captured the zeitgeist of the '60s, speaking directly to their readers, and reflecting and magnifying the spirit of cultural and political protest. McMill...

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Typewriter, Manual - Small Vintage Portable Remington Typewriter, Circa 1950: Adjust Carriage, Roll, Typewriters

Typewriter, Manual - Small Vintage Portable Remington Typewriter, Circa 1950: Adjust Carriage, Roll, Typewriters

  • ASIN: B008OBLZFQ

1950 - Typewriter - G. K. Geerlings - Patent Art Poster

1950 - Typewriter - G. K. Geerlings - Patent Art Poster

13" x 19" Available in two versions; Black on white and White on black. Please leave a note on your order on which version you prefer. Size is approximate for general description. Reproduction image size varies based on original poster dimension ratios. Because this is a reproduction of an original poster it will feature the same characteristics as the original which can include registration issues, discoloration, etc. Every effort has been made to mitigate these issues but some add to the character of the piece and so have been left intact. Please do not buy a frame until you have received your poster as some customization may be required. Item ships rolled in a tube. Please e-mail any questions. If there is something specific you are looking for send us a message!

  • Brand: Poster-Rama
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Rebuilt Discontinued Smith Corona XE 1950 Typewriters by Around The Office with New Machine Guarantee, Extra Ribbons & Correction Tapes, and Dust Cover

Rebuilt Discontinued Smith Corona XE 1950 Typewriters by Around The Office with New Machine Guarantee, Extra Ribbons & Correction Tapes, and Dust Cover

  • Brand: Around The Office
  • ASIN: B075ZB7Y4K
  • UPC: 074927960129

The All-New Smith-Corona World's Fastest America's New Favorite In Portable Typewriters 1950 Vintage Antique Advertisement

The All-New Smith-Corona World's Fastest America's New Favorite In Portable Typewriters 1950 Vintage Antique Advertisement

Original Farm & Home & Agricultural & Automobile Vintage Advertisements. Fair Condition - Yellowing and Age - Each Large Page 12" x 14" (approximately).

  • Brand: Olde Time Mercantile
  • ASIN: B0797DY2HY
  • UPC: 797776185061

Letter Perfect! Secretary types on IBM Electric Typewriter ad 1950 SEP

Letter Perfect! Secretary types on IBM Electric Typewriter ad 1950 SEP

Saturday Evening Post 1/14/1950. Original magazine page. NOTE: You are buying a magazine page, a piece of paper. Sheet size given is approximate. [10 1/4 x 14"+/-]. 2-page ads noted. Occasional small edge splits not affecting image or type may be present.

  • Brand: The Jumping Frog
  • ASIN: B01ECNE12I

Authentic Vintage Repurposed Typewriter Key Necklace- Small Circular Shape With Glass Covering (1950s) (% 5)

Authentic Vintage Repurposed Typewriter Key Necklace- Small Circular Shape With Glass Covering (1950s) (% 5)

These glass covered vintage typewriter keys from the 1950s have been repurposed into a stylish necklace. Comes with a colored cord necklace.

  • Brand: Silver Linings Jewelry and Art
  • ASIN: B01NCAMVG6

1950s Smith-Corona Portable Typewriter Retro. Guitar Pick or Pill Box USA Made

1950s Smith-Corona Portable Typewriter Retro. Guitar Pick or Pill Box USA Made

Measures 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 1/2". Strong latch and hinge. Pill-holding insert can be removed easily. All work is done in California. The image is protected with a UV-resistant coating. Perfect for medication, vitamins, coins, condoms. The polished steel inside lid makes a great mirror.

  • Brand: Case In Point 4.0
  • ASIN: B00J1R1GG0
  • UPC: 730528212356

Typewriter, Manual - Small Vintage Portable Remington Typewriter, Circa 1950: Typing, Slow, Typewriters, Dr. Sound Effects

Typewriter, Manual - Small Vintage Portable Remington Typewriter, Circa 1950: Typing, Slow, Typewriters, Dr. Sound Effects

  • ASIN: B008OBLWMC

Tyrants and Typewriters: The Struggle for Truth

Tyrants and Typewriters: The Struggle for Truth

Soviet historian Robert Conquest looks to the literature of the Communist world in this book which considers the nature of truth and truth-tellers under what he still sees as a tyranny. He calls in evidence literature - Pasternak, Djlias, Solzhenitsyn, and political figures, such as Sakharov, Lenin and Kremlinologists, to form critical theories about the Soviet Union and its writings. The author has previously published "The Great Terror", "The Harvest of Sorrow" and "The Egyptologists" (with Kingsley Amis).

  • ASIN: 0091737672
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