Rebellions Collide During the 1950’s a wave of rebellion against conformity swept over America. At the heart of the rebellion was the civil rights movement, but it also manifest itself through teen culture. Teens in America were influenced by the rebellious spirit, and pre-rock music of African Americans, to create a rebellion of their own.
Albert Camus is one of the great consciences of the 20th century, along with Adam Michnik of Poland, Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia, and Aleksander Solzhenitsyn of Russia. The essays in Resistance, Rebellion and Death: Essays come from the 1940s and 1950s. The subjects dealt with include Nazism, Hungary (1956), capital punishment, Algeria, and the moral responsibility of the writer.