How the counterculture movement changed Vermont--and America
Going Up the Country is part oral history, part nostalgia-tinged narrative, and part clear-eyed analysis of the multifaceted phenomena collectively referred to as the counterculture movement in Vermont. This is the story of how young migrants, largely from the cities and suburbs of New York and Massachusetts, turned their backs on the establishment of the 1950s and moved to the backwoods of rural Vermont, spawning a revolution in lifestyle, politics, sexuality, and business practices that would have a profound impact on both the state and the nation. The movement brought hippies, back-to-the-landers, political radicals, sexual libertines, and utopians to a previously conservative state and led us to today's farm to table way of life, environmental consciousness, and progressive politics as championed by Bernie Sanders.
Yvonne Daley is the author of five previous books and has published more than 5000 news, feature, and magazine stories in publications such as Time, Life, People, and The Boston Globe. She divides her time between San Francisco and Vermont; she is the director of the Green Mountain Writers Conference and a professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University. Daley was recently named a Vermont scholar by the Vermont Humanities Council.