Download e-book for kindle: Born to Be Wild: The Rise of the American Motorcyclist by Randy D. McBee

By Randy D. McBee

ISBN-10: 1469622726

ISBN-13: 9781469622729

In 1947, 4,000 motorbike hobbyists converged on Hollister, California. As photos of dissolute bikers graced the pages of newspapers and magazines, the three-day amassing sparked the expansion of a brand new tradition whereas additionally touching off nationwide alarm. within the years that undefined, the stereotypical leather-clad biker emerged within the American attention as a threat to law-abiding motorists and small cities. but a couple of brief many years later, the motorcyclist, as soon as menacing, grew to become mainstream. to appreciate this shift, Randy D. McBee narrates the evolution of bike tradition seeing that global struggle II. alongside the way in which he examines the rebelliousness of early riders of the Forties and Fifties, riders' expanding connection to violence and the counterculture within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, the wealthy city bikers of the Nineties and 2000s, and the standards that gave upward push to a motorbike rights move. McBee's interesting narrative of motorcycling's earlier and current unearths the biker as a vital personality in twentieth-century American life.

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