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The fifties : from war to normalcy

Author: Donald L MillerFred BarzykWGBH Educational Foundation.Annenberg/CPB.Library of Congress.All authors
Publisher: S. Burlington, VT : Annenberg/CPB, ©2000.
Series: Biography of America, 23.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part 23 of the series that explores the human side of American history. World War II is fought to its bitter end in the Pacific and the world lives with the legacy of its final moment: the atomic bomb. Professor Miller continues the story as veterans return from the war and create new lives for themselves in the '50s. The GI Bill, Levittown, civil rights, the Cold War, and rock 'n roll are discussed.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Miller; Fred Barzyk; WGBH Educational Foundation.; Annenberg/CPB.; Library of Congress.; United States. National Archives and Records Administration.
ISBN: 1576802027 9781576802021
OCLC Number: 46462308
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Producer/director, Fred Barzyk ; senior producer/project director, Christine Herbes-Sommers ; executive producer, Michele Korf ; senior editor, Mark Geffen ; senior historical consultant, Raymond W. Smock.
Performer(s): Presenter/host, Donald L. Miller ; speakers, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Douglas Brinkley, Virginia Scharff.
Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Included in the series A Biography of America are the following titles: ----
#1. New World Encounters. --
#2. English Settlement. --
#3. Growth and Empire. --
#4. The Coming of Independence. --
#5. A New System of Government. --
#6. Westward Expansion. --
#7. The Rise of Capitalism. --
#8. The Reform Impulse. --
#9. Slavery. --
#10. The Coming of the Civil War. --
#11. The Civil War. --
#12. Reconstruction. --
#13. America at Its Centennial. --
#14. Industrial Supremacy. --
#15. The New City. --
#16. The West. --
#17. Capital and Labor. --
#18. TR and Wilson. --
#19. A Vital Progressivism. --
#20. The Twenties. --
#21. FDR and the Depression. --
#22. World War II. --
#23. The Fifties --
World War II's bitter end in the Pacific and the legacy of the atomic bomb; the veterans' return from the war and creation of new lives for themselves. --
#24. The Sixties --
The Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, and Watergate; Lyndon Johnson, Stokely Carmicheal, Fanny Lou Hamer, and others of the era. --
#25. Contemporary History. --
#26. The Redemptive Imagination.
Series Title: Biography of America, 23.
Responsibility: producer, WGBH Educational Foundation ; in cooperation with Library of Congress and National Archives and Records Administration.

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Part 23 of the series that explores the human side of American history. World War II is fought to its bitter end in the Pacific and the world lives with the legacy of its final moment: the atomic bomb. Professor Miller continues the story as veterans return from the war and create new lives for themselves in the '50s. The GI Bill, Levittown, civil rights, the Cold War, and rock 'n roll are discussed.

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