The US government did it’s best to reintegrate people returning from WWII but a sizeable portion of them wanted nothing to do with a middle class job, grey flannel suit, and starting a family. They instead did drugs, rode motorcycles, pushed sexual boundaries, and wore jeans. Our series continues with bikers and Beats (like Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady above) as Reed and I navigate denim’s role in postwar culture.
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