Ginsberg and the Influence of the Beat Generation on the Mainstream Culture

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Ginsberg and the Influence of the Beat Generation on the Mainstream Culture
America is a country that evolved from Puritan values. The Puritans left England because the purity of the Church of England was not enough. They came to America, and tried to build a perfect world. Following over one hundred and fifty years of immigration, wars, Westward Expansion, and the Jazz Age, the values of purity that formed the nation began to face a morally rebellious force. Following the end of World War II, a counter culture grew from the youths of America that could not connect with traditional values. This counter-cultural movement came to be known as the “Beats” (Holmes SM10). In an...
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