Album artwork for Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture by Grace Elizabeth Hale

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".

Grace Elizabeth Hale

Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture

Album artwork for Album artwork for Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture by Grace Elizabeth Hale by Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture - Grace Elizabeth Hale
Album artwork for Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture by Grace Elizabeth Hale
Paperback

$20.00

Released 08/17/2022Catalogue Number

9781469664057

Grace Elizabeth Hale

Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture

Album artwork for Album artwork for Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture by Grace Elizabeth Hale by Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture - Grace Elizabeth Hale
Album artwork for Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture by Grace Elizabeth Hale
Paperback

$20.00

Released 08/17/2022Catalogue Number

9781469664057

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".