Questioning American Values

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Questioning American Values: Prosperity and its Discontents Martin Luther King, Jr. Malcolm X David Riesman, The Lonely Crowd , 1950 Rachel Carson, Silent Spring , 1962 Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique , 1963 Beat Generation Allen Ginsberg, “Howl” Woody Guthrie Bob Dylan Arlo Guthrie Extra Points: Theme of a society that is prosperous and at peace during post WWII, but increasing concerted with global status. Cracks begin to appear. People who supported and were against the war. Martin Luther King , Jr. Called people to uphold their responsibility to the constitution. “I have a dream” live up to creed Malcolm X-violence-legal rights vs economic rights. Black power-militant and confrontational. Cultural Critique-Books that mattered- Riesman-The Lonely Crowd -more American working for large corporations, less face time and control. Concerned that as Americans become prosperous economically they are losing their sense of individuality and purpose. Tradition- follow parents. Inner directed people-people who find and are clear on their
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