Essay Topic

The anti-war soundtrack of the Vietnam War helped to fuel college activism among the youth, but neglected to keep the blame on the pro-war politicians instead of the many troops returning to an unwelcome homecoming. This era in US history was turbulent and was divided heavily by social class. One of the social issues was about the draft. John Fogerty wrote the song “Fortunate Son” on precisely this and my essay will discuss SES of the draft and compare the working-class with the “initial protesters [that] were university students with student deferrals from the draft.” (Shultz, 471)

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