Graduation Year

2018

Date of Thesis Acceptance

Spring 5-9-2018

Major Department or Program

History

Advisor(s)

David F. Schmitz

Abstract

To examine the music of Bruce Springsteen is to examine post Vietnam War America. Springsteen spoke to a nation gripped by disillusion. He did not claim to have answers but rather put forth questions. Those questions would speak to, challenge, inspire, and heal an America reeling from national trauma.

Page Count

86

Subject Headings

Springsteen, Bruce‚ Music, Influence of‚ Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Psychological aspects‚ American Dream‚ Rock music‚ Rock musicians‚ Psychic trauma‚ Communities‚ Social sciences‚ United States -- History -- 20th century‚ Whitman College 2018 -- Dissertation collection -- History Department

Permanent URL

http://works.whitman.edu/424

Document Type

Public Accessible Thesis

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