This paper examines whether rock ‘n roll was a reflection of American culture.
This paper discusses rock ‘n’ roll and how music and art are products of the society from which they evolved. This research explores through example exactly what these songs tell us about the important issues of the time about racial injustice, poverty, and the Vietnam War. The author concludes that by exploring the music of an enraged generation, we can understand their actions and in turn a little more about ourselves.
History tells us about events that happened in a certain time, but the events themselves do no tell the whole story. Behind these events are thoughts and feelings. The advent of Rock n? Roll represented a crying out of the youth. he children of the 1950s were the teenagers and young adults of the 1960s. World War II was popular and everyone saw the need for it. Vietnam was not popular and this was evident in the war protest songs of the youth of the time. This research will explore through example exactly what these songs tell us about the important issues of the time about racial injustice, poverty, and the Vietnam War.