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Spring 5-9-2018

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David F. Schmitz


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.

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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

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