MAPPING OUT UTOPIA is a three-part look at the Boston area's 1970s counterculture, based on listings found in old countercultural directories and magazines. Each volume of MAPPING OUT UTOPIA maps out a different part of the city.
Book 1 offers overviews of almost 100 orgs, and a number of in-depth profiles and essays on topics ranging from affordable spaces to feminism.
Book 2 offers overviews of almost 200 orgs, eleven hand-drawn maps, and a number of in-depth overviews on topics including Gay Liberation, black separatism, and church basements as countercultural command centers.
Book 3 offers overviews of about 100 orgs, ten hand-drawn maps, and a number of articles on topics such as environmentalism, the peace movement, and food coops.
From Operation Black to the Recycling Revolutionary Coop, it's all in here.
Book 1: 80 pages. 20 illustrations + 7 hand-drawn maps. Brown cardstock cover, with off-white interior pages. 5.5" wide x 8.5" high.
Book 2: 108 pages. 26 illustrations + 11 hand-drawn maps. Green cardstock cover, with off-white interior pages. 5.5" wide x 8.5" high.
Book 3 80 pages. 17 illustrations + 10 hand-drawn maps. Blue cardstock cover, with off-white interior pages. 5.5" wide x 8.5" high.
Buy all three books!
NOTE: I'm only shipping books every 2 weeks during the COVID crisis. Thanks for the support-- it just might take me a couple weeks to ship them out if you order right after my post office visit. Thanks! Together, we'll all get through this.
Price for all three (save $3): $25.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling in the U.S. only.
For people outside of the U.S., shipping will vary, so please email tdevin @ yahoo.com
Buy the individual books in this series
Vol. 1 on Cambridge here
Vol. 2 on Boston here
Vol. 3 on the surrounding communities (including Somerville, Brookline & Newton) here