The 1950s (American Popular Culture Through History) by William H. Young

By William H. Young

Have the Nineteen Fifties been overly romanticized? underneath the calm, conformist external, new rules and attitudes have been percolating. This used to be the last decade of McCarthyism, Levittowns, and males in grey flannel matches, however the Fifties additionally observed daring architectural kinds, the increase of paperback novels and the Beat writers, Cinema Scope and picture noir, tv type exhibits, the Golden Age of the car, subliminal advertisements, quickly foodstuff, Frisbees, and foolish putty. in the meantime, youth attained a extra in demand position in American tradition with sizzling rods, rock 'n' roll, preppies and greasers, and―gasp―juvenile delinquency. while, a brand new technological danger, the atom bomb, lurked underneath the skin of the postwar decade. This quantity offers a nuanced examine a shockingly advanced time in American renowned culture.

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