"Hipbillies: Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks"
Counterculture flourished nationwide in the 1960s and the 1970s, and while the hippies of Haight-Ashbury occupied the public eye, a faction of back to the landers were quietly creating their own haven off the beaten path in the Arkansas Ozarks. In Hipbillies, Jared Phillips combines oral histories and archival resources to weave the story of the Ozarks and its population of country beatniks into the national narrative, showing how the back to the landers engaged in "deep revolution" by sharing their ideas on rural development, small farm economy, and education with the locals - and how, in the process, they became a fascinating part of a traditional region's coming to terms with the modern world.
Jared M. Phillips holds a doctorate in American history and is assistant professor of international studies at the University of Arkansas. He lives and works on a small farm outside of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.