American popular culture changed dramatically during the Vietnam era-from Leave it To Beaver to All in the Family and from Bobby Darin to Bob Dylan. In Crossroads, historian Mitchell K. Hall explores the popular culture that shaped the baby boomers and the transformation that generation wrought in movies, television, sports, and music. As he traces the evolution of American culture, Hall looks at the ways in which these cultural elements not only underwent radical structural changes but also reflected the upheaval and unrest in Vietnam era America.
Mitchell K. Hall is professor of history at Central Michigan University. He is the author of The Vietnam War and Because of Their Faith: CALCAV and Religious Opposition to the Vietnam War.
Chapter 1: Popular Culture Before Vietnam Chapter 2: Golden Age and Blacklist: 1955-1960 Chapter 3: New Frontiers: 1960-1968 Chapter 4: Booming Business: 1969-1975 Chapter 5: The End of the Tunnel Bibliographic Essay