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Hip

The History

Hip( )
Author: Leland, John
ISBN:978-0-06-052817-1
Publication Date:Oct 2004
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Ecco
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

How an underground idea shaped American culture, from sex and music to race, fashion, drugs, commerce and the national rites of rebellion.

Hip: The History is the story of an American obsession. Derived from the Wolof word hepi or hipi ("to see," or "to open one's eyes"), which came to America with West African Slaves, hip is the dance between black and white -- or insider and outsider -- that gives America its unique flavor and rhythm. It has created fortunes, destroyed...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Popular Culture
Social Science / Race & Ethnic Relations
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.21 Inches
Book Weight:1.51 Pounds
Author Biography
Leland, John (Author)
John Leland is a reporter and author, born in 1959. He is a graduate of Columbia College. His career includes senior editor at Newsweek, editor in chief at Details, music critic at Newsday, and an original columnist at SPIN magazine. In 2000 he began working at the New York Times, covering a wide range of topics as a Metro reporter. He is the author of Hip: The History (2004), Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of 'On the Road' (2007), and Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old (2018).

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