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Daily life in 1950s America

Author: Nancy Hendricks
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
Series: '">Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Placing the era firmly within the American experience, this reference illuminates what daily life was really like in the 1950s, including for people from the "Other America"--those outside the prosperous, white middle class."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hendricks, Nancy, author.
Daily life in 1950s America
Santa Barbara, CA : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
(DLC) 2018050259
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Hendricks
ISBN: 9781440864414 1440864411 9781440864421 144086442X
OCLC Number: 1053582015
Description: xli, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Timeline of events --
Glossary --
1. Domestic life. Children --
Teenagers --
Women --
Men --
Marriage --
Family --
Sexuality --
Rites of passage --
Death --
Document : Margaret Chase Smith, "Declaration of conscience" (1950) --
2. Economic life. Advertising --
Consumerism --
Crime --
Immigration --
Labor --
Race --
Rural life --
Social class --
Suburban life --
Urban life --
Document : Brown v. Board of Education (1954) --
3. Intellectual life. Communication --
Cultural critics --
Education --
Health and health care --
Literature --
Medical advances --
News media --
Popular culture --
Science --
Document : John F. Kennedy, Speech at the Rockefeller Public Service Awards Luncheon (1958) --
4. Material life. Automobiles --
Clothing --
Food and drink --
Housing --
Possessions --
Toys --
Document : National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956 --
5. Political life. Government and law --
Legislation --
Political communications --
Politics --
Warfare and weapons --
Document : Richard Nixon, "Checkers" Speech (1952) --
6. Recreational life. Dance --
Exercise --
Leisure --
Movies --
Music --
Sports --
TV --
Theater --
Travel --
Visual arts --
Document : Burstyn v. Wilson (1952) --
7. Religious life. Ceremonies and rituals --
Denominations --
Holy days --
Nontraditional religious groups --
Religion and secular life --
Document : Dwight D. Eisenhower, Address to the World Council of Churches (1954) --
Appendix A : Slang of the 1950s --
Appendix B : Award winners, championships, and chart-toppers of the 1950s --
Appendix C : Best-selling books of the 1950s --
Appendix D : Major legislation by the U.S. Congress in the 1950s --
Appendix E : Major decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1950s.
Series Title: Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series.
Responsibility: Nancy Hendricks.

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"Placing the era firmly within the American experience, this reference illuminates what daily life was really like in the 1950s, including for people from the "Other America"--those outside the prosperous, white middle class."--Provided by publisher.

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