1960s.During the late 1950s and 1960s, there was “a shift away from a collective American identity,” especially among the young and among ethnic groups (479).Growing out of the rebellion against adults that began in the 1950s, “baby boomers [in the 1960s] bought into the notion that their parents had not managed the country well,” especially in terms of promoting civil rights for African Americans (479).In 1965, The U.S. entered into active warfare in Vietnam, and “by the end of the decade,the student generation’s quarrel with its elders had erupted on many campuses into open revolt” (480).•This revolt initially involved an attraction to traditional folk music and new folkmusic created by artists who shared young peoples’ political ideas and ideals. 1963: Bob Dylan, a fan and follower of Woody Guthrie, wrote “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” “an anthem to the generation gap that threw down the gauntlet to older Americans” (480). Was A voice-guitar recording, which held Dylan withinthe tradition of the political folk singers of the 1930s.
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