This paper should be written on All Shook Up by Glenn C. Altschuler. It will be worth 15% of your final grade. Papers must also be submitted on Canvas before the start of class.
Papers will not be accepted after five days after the due date. Any paper submitted after five days will receive a “0.” Any plagiarized papers will also receive a score of “0.” If you have questions as to what constitutes as plagiarism, please ask.
Altschuler states that rock n’ roll was “anything but a “great unifying force,” [it] kept many Americans in the 1950s off balance, on guard, and uncertain about their families and the future of their country (Altschuler, 34).”
How does the emergence and popularity of rock n’ roll in the 1950s show a shift in the thinking and ideology of American society?
When writing this paper, consider the following questions:
-What role did rock n’ roll play in race relations in the 1950s, the burgeoning civil rights movement, and black identity?
-How did rock n’ roll factor in with changing ideas on sex during the decade?
-Was the fear of rock n’ roll by older generations warranted, or merely a reaction to new norms?
-What role did the music and culture of the 1950s play in pushing America forth into the more turbulent 1960s?
A good paper will consider these questions and provide evidence from the book, your textbook, class to support your answer.
Each paper is worth 100 points. Papers must be stapled, double-spaced, with one-inch margins and the correct font and size (Times New Roman, Arial, Helvetica in 12 pt font).
This essay should not include sources outside of the text, your textbook, and information from lecture.
Papers should be 3-4 pages in length.
Citations should be written as Chicago Style footnotes.
Example: Glenn C. Altschuler, All Shook Up: How Rock n’ Roll Changed America (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), pg #.
Points will be taken off if your paper does not follow the required formatting and citation guidelines.