Defining Moments in American History: Woodstock

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Laurie Collier and Hillstrom, Kevin
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $54.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $81.00
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1284-0
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 45
Book Status: Available
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Defining Moments: Woodstock provides a comprehensive account of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, one of the seminal cultural events of the last half-century in America. The volume puts Woodstock within the larger context of the 1960s, a turbulent decade that changed American politics, culture, and music; it focuses in on the festival itself, both the preparation for the concert and the experiences of those who attended; it examines the various ways in which Woodstock has changed American popular music, both as a business and as art form; and it explores the festival’s enduring symbolic significance.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Defining Moments: Woodstock
  • Narrative Overview
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: American Culture in the 1960s
  • Chapter 2: Music Drives Social Change
  • Chapter 3: Planning for an Epic Concert
  • Chapter 4: The Music at Woodstock
  • Chapter 5: The Scene at Woodstock
  • Chapter 6: After Woodstock
  • Chapter 7: The Legacy of Woodstock
  • Biographies
  • Joan Baez (1941-): Folksinger, Political Activist, and Woodstock Performer
  • Bob Dylan (1941-): Influential Rock and Folk Music Singer-Songwriter
  • Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970): Rock and Roll Guitarist and Performer at Woodstock
  • Artie Kornfeld (1942-): Woodstock Promoter and Recording Industry Executive
  • Michael Lang (1944-): Concert Promoter and Co-founder of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair
  • John Roberts (1945-2001): Woodstock Promoter and Business Entrepreneur
  • Hugh “Wavy Gravy” Romney (1936-): Leader of the Hog Farm Commune and Social Activist
  • Joel Rosenman (1942-): Woodstock Promoter and Business Entrepreneur
  • Michael Wadleigh (1942-): Documentary Filmmaker Who Directed Woodstock
  • Max Yasgur (1919-1973): Owner of Yasgur Farms and Host of the Woodstock Festival
  • Primary Sources
  • Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Predicts the “Mood” of the 1960s
  • Michael Lang Recalls the Frantic Search for a New Concert Site
  • Breakfast in Bed for 400,000
  • Rocking Out with Santana at Woodstock
  • Bad Memories of Woodstock
  • A Military Veteran Remembers the Festival
  • The Saga of the Woodstock Port-O-San Man
  • Leaving Woodstock
  • Ayn Rand Denounces the “Phony” Values of Woodstock
  • A Moment of Muddy Grace
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Bibliography
  • Photo and Illustration Credits