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Crossroads: American Popular Culture and the Vietnam by Mitchell K. Hall

By Mitchell K. Hall

The Vietnam struggle affected approximately each element of yankee existence. It altered the economic system, challenged electorate to re-examine their values, and performed a key roll within the downfall of 2 presidential administrations. even if, so much people's awareness remained interested by their day-by-day lives—including the newest motion picture, the baseball rating, and the recent crew on American Bandstand. yet these components weren't immune from the war's results.

American pop culture replaced dramatically in the course of the Vietnam era—from Leave it To Beaver to All within the Family and from Bobby Darin to Bob Dylan. In Crossroads, historian Mitchell ok. corridor explores the preferred tradition that formed the newborn boomers and the transformation that new release wrought in videos, tv, activities, and song. As he strains the evolution of yankee tradition, corridor seems to be on the ways that those cultural parts not just underwent radical structural alterations, but additionally mirrored the upheaval and unrest in Vietnam period America.

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